Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.
The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.
To play without passion is inexcusable!
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.
Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.
And I'll stand on the ocean until I start sinking.
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time
Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.
When you were young, and your heart, was an open book. You used to say, live and let live.
Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
Singers come and go, but if you're a good actor, you can last a long time
The music industry can make you feel like a prostitute.
People ask me how I make music. I tell them I just step into it. It's like stepping into a river and joining the flow. Every moment in the river has its song.
The only escape from the miseries of life are music and cats...
Music melts all the separate parts of our bodies together.
I can't listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland.
Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.
Artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs.
Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.