The earth has music for those who listen.
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.
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
The true art of memory is the art of attention.
Every work of art is an uncommitted crime.
You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
Art is permitted to survive only if it renounces the right to be different, and integrates itself into the omnipotent realm of the profane.
Art! Who comprehends her? With whom can one consult concerning this great goddess?
Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.
I accept chaos, I'm not sure whether it accepts me.
Singers come and go, but if you're a good actor, you can last a long time
Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth.
I think another thing is that we don't really want exclusivity. We accept that it is in the artist's interest to be on sale in every place where they sell music.
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
The absence of limitations is the enemy of art.
Once you become predictable, no one's interested anymore.
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
The only escape from the miseries of life are music and cats...