Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.
Comedy is the blues for people who can?t sing.
Art! Who comprehends her? With whom can one consult concerning this great goddess?
We all know that art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.
Once you become predictable, no one's interested anymore.
The earth has music for those who listen.
The only escape from the miseries of life are music and cats...
We're not trying to change the world; just music.
The absence of limitations is the enemy of art.
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
Music is mediator between spiritual and sensual life.
Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.
You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.
The music industry can make you feel like a prostitute.
Critics are the men who have failed in literature and art.
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
Being a celebrity has taught me to hide, but being an actor has opened my soul.
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.
Music can change the world because it can change people.
To play without passion is inexcusable!
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.