Art not only imitates nature, but also completes its deficiencies.
We all know that art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.
One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.
Once you become predictable, no one's interested anymore.
The earth has music for those who listen.
Art is permitted to survive only if it renounces the right to be different, and integrates itself into the omnipotent realm of the profane.
We're not trying to change the world; just music.
Every actor in his heart believes everything bad that's printed about him.
It's so sweet, I feel like my teeth are rotting when I listen to the radio.
You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.
Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.
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?
And, in the end The love you take is equal to the love you make.
Let silence be the art you practice.
Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.
I can't listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland.
Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.