I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to.
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.
Critics are the men who have failed in literature and art.
I accept chaos, I'm not sure whether it accepts me.
Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.
I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.
And I'll stand on the ocean until I start sinking.
Art not only imitates nature, but also completes its deficiencies.
One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
One thing that really appeals to me is this idea of music being a living thing that has an evolution that, in a way, enables the artist to sell a process rather than a piece of product.
Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances.
I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
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.
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
Every actor in his heart believes everything bad that's printed about him.
Artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs.
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
It's so sweet, I feel like my teeth are rotting when I listen to the radio.