Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.
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.
I can't listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland.
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
To play without passion is inexcusable!
Every actor in his heart believes everything bad that's printed about him.
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?
Music melts all the separate parts of our bodies together.
When you were young, and your heart, was an open book. You used to say, live and let live.
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
The absence of limitations is the enemy of art.
And I'll stand on the ocean until I start sinking.
Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
Let silence be the art you practice.
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
Art is permitted to survive only if it renounces the right to be different, and integrates itself into the omnipotent realm of the profane.
Artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs.
Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.
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.