The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.
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.
Comedy is the blues for people who can?t sing.
Music is mediator between spiritual and sensual life.
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
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.
When you were young, and your heart, was an open book. You used to say, live and let live.
I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.
It's so sweet, I feel like my teeth are rotting when I listen to the radio.
The music industry can make you feel like a prostitute.
We all know that art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.
Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.
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.
Once you become predictable, no one's interested anymore.
Music with dinner is an insult, both to the cook and the violinist.
The absence of limitations is the enemy of art.
Music can change the world because it can change people.
Art not only imitates nature, but also completes its deficiencies.
Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.