A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night, and in between he does what he wants to do.
And, in the end The love you take is equal to the love you make.
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.
Artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs.
Rhythm is something you either have or don't have, but when you have it, you have it all over.
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.
I'm very happy to hear that my work inspires writers and painters. It's the most beautiful compliment, the greatest reward. Art should always be an exchange.
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?
The absence of limitations is the enemy of art.
Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.
We all know that art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.
Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.
Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
Singers come and go, but if you're a good actor, you can last a long time
Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.
I can't listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland.
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
Play it fuckin' loud!
I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to.