You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.
We all know that art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.
Art! Who comprehends her? With whom can one consult concerning this great goddess?
Being a celebrity has taught me to hide, but being an actor has opened my soul.
We're not trying to change the world; just music.
Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.
Art is permitted to survive only if it renounces the right to be different, and integrates itself into the omnipotent realm of the profane.
Artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs.
It's so sweet, I feel like my teeth are rotting when I listen to the radio.
One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
The only escape from the miseries of life are music and cats...
Music melts all the separate parts of our bodies together.
Critics are the men who have failed in literature and art.
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.
Music with dinner is an insult, both to the cook and the violinist.
And I'll stand on the ocean until I start sinking.
If you do not breathe through writing, if you do not cry out in writing, or sing in writing, then don't write, because our culture has no use for it.