Rhythm is something you either have or don't have, but when you have it, you have it all over.
I can't listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland.
I think another thing is that we don't really want exclusivity. We accept that it is in the artist's interest to be on sale in every place where they sell music.
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.
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
The absence of limitations is the enemy of art.
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
Critics are the men who have failed in literature and art.
Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.
Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
Music is mediator between spiritual and sensual life.
Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.
Art is never finished, only abandoned.
Each song is a child I nourish and give my love to. But even if you have never written a song, your life is a song. How can it not be?
It's so sweet, I feel like my teeth are rotting when I listen to the radio.