Art is permitted to survive only if it renounces the right to be different, and integrates itself into the omnipotent realm of the profane.
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
To play without passion is inexcusable!
Play it fuckin' loud!
Comedy is the blues for people who can?t sing.
I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.
The true art of memory is the art of attention.
People ask me how I make music. I tell them I just step into it. It's like stepping into a river and joining the flow. Every moment in the river has its song.
We're not trying to change the world; just music.
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
Art! Who comprehends her? With whom can one consult concerning this great goddess?
Singers come and go, but if you're a good actor, you can last a long time
I accept chaos, I'm not sure whether it accepts me.
Music with dinner is an insult, both to the cook and the violinist.
Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances.
The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
Music melts all the separate parts of our bodies together.
Every actor in his heart believes everything bad that's printed about him.
I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.