Artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs.
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
Music doesn't lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
Art not only imitates nature, but also completes its deficiencies.
Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.
To play without passion is inexcusable!
I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
We all know that art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.
Music should be something that makes you gotta move, inside or outside
Art is permitted to survive only if it renounces the right to be different, and integrates itself into the omnipotent realm of the profane.
The only escape from the miseries of life are music and cats...
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.
Every actor in his heart believes everything bad that's printed about him.
Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.
A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.
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.
Art! Who comprehends her? With whom can one consult concerning this great goddess?
Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.
Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances.
Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.