Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.
The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.
Artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs.
Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances.
Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time
The true art of memory is the art of attention.
And I'll stand on the ocean until I start sinking.
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.
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
To play without passion is inexcusable!
Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.
The music industry can make you feel like a prostitute.
The only escape from the miseries of life are music and cats...
Music is mediator between spiritual and sensual life.
It's so sweet, I feel like my teeth are rotting when I listen to the radio.
Rock and roll music, if you like it, if you feel it, you can't help but move to it. That's what happens to me. I can't help it.
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
An artist's duty is rather to stay open-minded and in a state where he can receive information and inspiration. You always have to be ready for that little artistic Epiphany.
You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.