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.
Every actor in his heart believes everything bad that's printed about him.
I can't listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland.
We're not trying to change the world; just music.
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
When you were young, and your heart, was an open book. You used to say, live and let live.
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.
And, in the end The love you take is equal to the love you make.
The true art of memory is the art of attention.
Once you become predictable, no one's interested anymore.
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.
Music should be something that makes you gotta move, inside or outside
Art! Who comprehends her? With whom can one consult concerning this great goddess?
Music with dinner is an insult, both to the cook and the violinist.
I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.
Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
To play without passion is inexcusable!
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.
It's so sweet, I feel like my teeth are rotting when I listen to the radio.
Rhythm is something you either have or don't have, but when you have it, you have it all over.