Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.
Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.
Art not only imitates nature, but also completes its deficiencies.
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 art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.
Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time
Once you become predictable, no one's interested anymore.
Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.
Let silence be the art you practice.
I love rock-n-roll. I think it's an exciting art form. It's revolutionary. Still revolutionary and it changed people. It changed their hearts. But yeah, even rock-n-roll has a lot of rubbish, really bad music.
We're not trying to change the world; just music.
Music is mediator between spiritual and sensual life.
Singers come and go, but if you're a good actor, you can last a long time
Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.
One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
To play without passion is inexcusable!
Play it fuckin' loud!
You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.