The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
And, in the end The love you take is equal to the love you make.
The only escape from the miseries of life are music and cats...
You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.
Every actor in his heart believes everything bad that's printed about him.
When you were young, and your heart, was an open book. You used to say, live and let live.
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
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.
A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night, and in between he does what he wants to do.
I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to.
Let silence be the art you practice.
Art is never finished, only abandoned.
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.
Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.
The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all 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?
Rhythm is something you either have or don't have, but when you have it, you have it all over.
We all know that art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.