Art not only imitates nature, but also completes its deficiencies.
Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.
Rhythm is something you either have or don't have, but when you have it, you have it all over.
I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.
Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
Music with dinner is an insult, both to the cook and the violinist.
Every actor in his heart believes everything bad that's printed about him.
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth.
An artist's duty is rather to stay open-minded and in a state where he can receive information and inspiration. You always have to be ready for that little artistic Epiphany.
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.
When you were young, and your heart, was an open book. You used to say, live and let live.
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.
Music melts all the separate parts of our bodies together.
The earth has music for those who listen.
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.