I can't listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland.
And, in the end The love you take is equal to the love you make.
Comedy is the blues for people who can?t sing.
Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.
Rhythm is something you either have or don't have, but when you have it, you have it all over.
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
The only escape from the miseries of life are music and cats...
Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.
Art is permitted to survive only if it renounces the right to be different, and integrates itself into the omnipotent realm of the profane.
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.
The earth has music for those who listen.
Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth.
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
We all know that art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.
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.
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.
When you were young, and your heart, was an open book. You used to say, live and let live.
Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.
If you do not breathe through writing, if you do not cry out in writing, or sing in writing, then don't write, because our culture has no use for it.
Singers come and go, but if you're a good actor, you can last a long time