Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth.
Art! Who comprehends her? With whom can one consult concerning this great goddess?
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.
Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.
The absence of limitations is the enemy of art.
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.
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.
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.
The true art of memory is the art of attention.
Every work of art is an uncommitted crime.
I'm very happy to hear that my work inspires writers and painters. It's the most beautiful compliment, the greatest reward. Art should always be an exchange.
The earth has music for those who listen.
I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to.
Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.
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?
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
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.