And I'll stand on the ocean until I start sinking.
Art is permitted to survive only if it renounces the right to be different, and integrates itself into the omnipotent realm of the profane.
The true art of memory is the art of attention.
The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.
Art is never finished, only abandoned.
Music with dinner is an insult, both to the cook and the violinist.
Music is mediator between spiritual and sensual life.
Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time
Every actor in his heart believes everything bad that's printed about him.
We're not trying to change the world; just music.
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
Comedy is the blues for people who can?t sing.
I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to.
Artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs.
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.
We all know that art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.
Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth.
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.
I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.
To play without passion is inexcusable!
Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.