Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
People ask me how I make music. I tell them I just step into it. It's like stepping into a river and joining the flow. Every moment in the river has its song.
Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.
Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances.
I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.
Music melts all the separate parts of our bodies together.
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.
Rhythm is something you either have or don't have, but when you have it, you have it all over.
Singers come and go, but if you're a good actor, you can last a long time
I have a genuine love affair with my audience. When I`m on stage they`re not privileged to see me. It`s a privilege for me to see them.
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
Music can change the world because it can change people.
You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.
Music with dinner is an insult, both to the cook and the violinist.
Being a celebrity has taught me to hide, but being an actor has opened my soul.
Critics are the men who have failed in literature and art.
I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to.
Art is permitted to survive only if it renounces the right to be different, and integrates itself into the omnipotent realm of the profane.
Art is never finished, only abandoned.