The most momentous thing in human life is the art of winning the soul to good or evil.
This deep feeling for the soul of common people; their life became the main impulse for musical improvisation before I learned the basics in piano.
This soul, or life within us, by no means agrees with the life outside us. If one has the courage to ask her what she thinks, she is always saying the very opposite to what other people say.
My kids are not known, and I think that is very important. So far they have lived a normal life, and will continue to do so. I feel they should have the possibility to live a free life without the burden of fame I have created.
Life holds one great but quite commonplace mystery. Though shared by each of us and known to all, seldom rates a second thought. That mystery, which most of us take for granted and never think twice about, is time.
What then do you call your soul? What idea have you of it? You cannot of yourselves, without revelation, admit the existence within you of anything but a power unknown to you of feeling and thinking.
People think of these eureka moments and my feeling is that they tend to be little things, a little realisation and then a little realisation built on that.
Every secret of a writer's soul, every experience of his life, every quality of his mind is written large in his works.
The moment you think you understand a great work of art, it's dead for you.
The great art of life is sensation, to feel that we exist, even in pain.
But now science, spurred on by its powerful delusion, hurtles inexorably towards its limits where the optimism hidden in the essence of logic founders. For the periphery of the circle of science has an infinite number of points and while there is no telling yet how the circle could ever be fully surveyed,the noble and gifted man, before he has reached the middle of his life, still inevitably encounters such peripheral limit points andfinds himself staring into an impenetrable darkness. If he at that moment sees to his horror how in these limits logic coils arounditself and finally bites its own tail - then the new form of knowledge breaks through, tragic knowledge, which in order to be tolerated,needs art as a protection and remedy.
I don't think I realized that the cost of fame is that it's open season on every moment of your life.
Having felt people's love and support first hand through difficult moments in my life makes me feel it's our responsibility to help one another.
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
I take the kids to church and Sunday school. They love it. I really think it's important for a child to feel that there are things that are bigger than your life out there.
There are thoughts which are prayers. There are moments when, whatever the posture of the body, the soul is on its knees.
Meditation means cleansing the mirror, dropping thoughts, letting thoughts disappear, attaining to moments when thinking ceases.
Film as dream, film as music. No art passes our conscience in the way film does, and goes directly to our feelings, deep down into the dark rooms of our souls.
Your conscience teaches your mind how to 'think' your heart how to 'feel' your soul how to 'obey' and most importantly your body how to 'perform' extraordinary 'acts' of charity and human kindness. Toward your fellow man.
Music embodies feeling without forcing it to contend and combine with thought, as it is forced in most arts and especially in the art of words.
The most glorious moments in your life are not the so-called days of success, but rather those days when out of dejection and despair you feel rise in you a challenge to life, and the promise of future accomplishments.
The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.
The art of measurement, by showing us the truth would have brought our soul into the repose of abiding by the truth, and so would have saved our life.
Certain thoughts are prayers. There are moments when, whatever be the attitude of the body, the soul is on its knees.
I don't regret anything I ever do or say. I don't like to live my life being censored. I like to say what I feel, and I think people respect that because you're honest.