We're not trying to change the world; just music.
Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.
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.
The only escape from the miseries of life are music and cats...
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
The absence of limitations is the enemy of art.
The earth has music for those who listen.
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
Art is never finished, only abandoned.
Music is mediator between spiritual and sensual life.
Art is permitted to survive only if it renounces the right to be different, and integrates itself into the omnipotent realm of the profane.
It's so sweet, I feel like my teeth are rotting when I listen to the radio.
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.
Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time
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?
To play without passion is inexcusable!
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.
Let silence be the art you practice.
The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.