Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.
Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.
Music with dinner is an insult, both to the cook and the violinist.
I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to.
The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.
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.
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
I can't listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland.
Art is permitted to survive only if it renounces the right to be different, and integrates itself into the omnipotent realm of the profane.
Music melts all the separate parts of our bodies together.
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
The true art of memory is the art of attention.
And, in the end The love you take is equal to the love you make.
I think another thing is that we don't really want exclusivity. We accept that it is in the artist's interest to be on sale in every place where they sell music.
Every actor in his heart believes everything bad that's printed about him.
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.
Artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs.
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.
The music industry can make you feel like a prostitute.