The only escape from the miseries of life are music and cats...
We all know that art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
I accept chaos, I'm not sure whether it accepts me.
Comedy is the blues for people who can?t sing.
Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.
Music doesn't lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.
Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
Artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs.
A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
I'm very happy to hear that my work inspires writers and painters. It's the most beautiful compliment, the greatest reward. Art should always be an exchange.
Music with dinner is an insult, both to the cook and the violinist.
One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
Music can change the world because it can change people.
And I'll stand on the ocean until I start sinking.
Let silence be the art you practice.
Singers come and go, but if you're a good actor, you can last a long time
Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.
Rhythm is something you either have or don't have, but when you have it, you have it all over.