Art not only imitates nature, but also completes its deficiencies.
Each song is a child I nourish and give my love to. But even if you have never written a song, your life is a song. How can it not be?
I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.
Music can change the world because it can change people.
I accept chaos, I'm not sure whether it accepts me.
I love rock-n-roll. I think it's an exciting art form. It's revolutionary. Still revolutionary and it changed people. It changed their hearts. But yeah, even rock-n-roll has a lot of rubbish, really bad music.
Art is permitted to survive only if it renounces the right to be different, and integrates itself into the omnipotent realm of the profane.
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.
Every actor in his heart believes everything bad that's printed about him.
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.
It's so sweet, I feel like my teeth are rotting when I listen to the radio.
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.
Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.
Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.
Art is never finished, only abandoned.
Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to.
Music with dinner is an insult, both to the cook and the violinist.
Music is mediator between spiritual and sensual life.