The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.
Critics are the men who have failed in literature and art.
When you were young, and your heart, was an open book. You used to say, live and let live.
A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.
Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.
Once you become predictable, no one's interested anymore.
Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time
Music with dinner is an insult, both to the cook and the violinist.
Art is permitted to survive only if it renounces the right to be different, and integrates itself into the omnipotent realm of the profane.
Let silence be the art you practice.
Art is never finished, only abandoned.
Each song is a child I nourish and give my love to. But even if you have never written a song, your life is a song. How can it not be?
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
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.
Every actor in his heart believes everything bad that's printed about him.
One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
It's so sweet, I feel like my teeth are rotting when I listen to the radio.
Art! Who comprehends her? With whom can one consult concerning this great goddess?
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.