Rhythm is something you either have or don't have, but when you have it, you have it all over.
Art! Who comprehends her? With whom can one consult concerning this great goddess?
Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
Art is permitted to survive only if it renounces the right to be different, and integrates itself into the omnipotent realm of the profane.
One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to.
Music melts all the separate parts of our bodies together.
Critics are the men who have failed in literature and art.
When you were young, and your heart, was an open book. You used to say, live and let live.
Every actor in his heart believes everything bad that's printed about him.
I accept chaos, I'm not sure whether it accepts me.
Artistic talent is a gift from God and whoever discovers it in himself has a certain obligation: to know that he cannot waste this talent, but must develop it.
Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
And I'll stand on the ocean until I start sinking.
I'm very happy to hear that my work inspires writers and painters. It's the most beautiful compliment, the greatest reward. Art should always be an exchange.
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
We all know that art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.
Music can change the world because it can change people.
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.