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?
Art! Who comprehends her? With whom can one consult concerning this great goddess?
Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.
The earth has music for those who listen.
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.
Rhythm is something you either have or don't have, but when you have it, you have it all over.
A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.
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.
Music melts all the separate parts of our bodies together.
I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.
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.
Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
Art not only imitates nature, but also completes its deficiencies.
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
Music should be something that makes you gotta move, inside or outside
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.
We're not trying to change the world; just music.