Singers come and go, but if you're a good actor, you can last a long time
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
Art is permitted to survive only if it renounces the right to be different, and integrates itself into the omnipotent realm of the profane.
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.
Artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs.
Music can change the world because it can change people.
Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time
Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.
I can't listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland.
I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to.
Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
To play without passion is inexcusable!
Rhythm is something you either have or don't have, but when you have it, you have it all over.
The only escape from the miseries of life are music and cats...
The earth has music for those who listen.
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.
Music doesn't lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.
Comedy is the blues for people who can?t sing.
Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.
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.