I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.
Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
The true art of memory is the art of attention.
Comedy is the blues for people who can?t sing.
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 earth has music for those who listen.
Rock and roll music, if you like it, if you feel it, you can't help but move to it. That's what happens to me. I can't help it.
I love rock-n-roll. I think it's an exciting art form. It's revolutionary. Still revolutionary and it changed people. It changed their hearts. But yeah, even rock-n-roll has a lot of rubbish, really bad music.
The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
Music with dinner is an insult, both to the cook and the violinist.
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.
You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.
Critics are the men who have failed in literature and art.
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
And, in the end The love you take is equal to the love you make.
Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.
Once you become predictable, no one's interested anymore.