Art not only imitates nature, but also completes its deficiencies.
To play without passion is inexcusable!
Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.
You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.
Music with dinner is an insult, both to the cook and the violinist.
One thing that really appeals to me is this idea of music being a living thing that has an evolution that, in a way, enables the artist to sell a process rather than a piece of product.
The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.
It's so sweet, I feel like my teeth are rotting when I listen to the radio.
Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.
Every work of art is an uncommitted crime.
A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.
Every actor in his heart believes everything bad that's printed about him.
The only escape from the miseries of life are music and cats...
Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.
One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.
Once you become predictable, no one's interested anymore.
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.
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.