Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
The true art of memory is the art of attention.
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.
Artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs.
Art not only imitates nature, but also completes its deficiencies.
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
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.
Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth.
Singers come and go, but if you're a good actor, you can last a long time
Music can change the world because it can change people.
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.
I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to.
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time
Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.
Music should be something that makes you gotta move, inside or outside
I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.