I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.
Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.
Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
The music industry can make you feel like a prostitute.
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
Rhythm is something you either have or don't have, but when you have it, you have it all over.
Every work of art is an uncommitted crime.
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
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.
The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.
A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.
I can't listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland.
We all know that art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.
The true art of memory is the art of attention.
Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.
To play without passion is inexcusable!
Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.
The only escape from the miseries of life are music and cats...
Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.