The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
Play it fuckin' loud!
And, in the end The love you take is equal to the love you make.
Music with dinner is an insult, both to the cook and the violinist.
We're not trying to change the world; just music.
Art! Who comprehends her? With whom can one consult concerning this great goddess?
The only escape from the miseries of life are music and cats...
Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.
Music is mediator between spiritual and sensual life.
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.
Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.
Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.
The earth has music for those who listen.
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.
I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to.