The only escape from the miseries of life are music and cats...
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.
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.
I have a genuine love affair with my audience. When I`m on stage they`re not privileged to see me. It`s a privilege for me to see them.
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
Art! Who comprehends her? With whom can one consult concerning this great goddess?
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.
An artist's duty is rather to stay open-minded and in a state where he can receive information and inspiration. You always have to be ready for that little artistic Epiphany.
Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.
Being a celebrity has taught me to hide, but being an actor has opened my soul.
You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.
Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.
The true art of memory is the art of attention.
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.
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
And, in the end The love you take is equal to the love you make.