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.
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
Critics are the men who have failed in literature and art.
Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.
Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth.
Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
Singers come and go, but if you're a good actor, you can last a long time
To play without passion is inexcusable!
Rhythm is something you either have or don't have, but when you have it, you have it all over.
Every work of art is an uncommitted crime.
Music is mediator between spiritual and sensual life.
Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.
I can't listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland.
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.
The absence of limitations is the enemy of art.
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
Artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs.