Music melts all the separate parts of our bodies together.
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.
One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.
Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
Singers come and go, but if you're a good actor, you can last a long time
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.
I'm very happy to hear that my work inspires writers and painters. It's the most beautiful compliment, the greatest reward. Art should always be an exchange.
Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time
Every work of art is an uncommitted crime.
Art is never finished, only abandoned.
Once you become predictable, no one's interested anymore.
Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.
Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.
To play without passion is inexcusable!
Play it fuckin' loud!
Rhythm is something you either have or don't have, but when you have it, you have it all over.
People ask me how I make music. I tell them I just step into it. It's like stepping into a river and joining the flow. Every moment in the river has its song.
Comedy is the blues for people who can?t sing.
Art! Who comprehends her? With whom can one consult concerning this great goddess?