The true art of memory is the art of attention.
Artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs.
The only escape from the miseries of life are music and cats...
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
I can't listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland.
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
When you were young, and your heart, was an open book. You used to say, live and let live.
Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.
Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.
I love rock-n-roll. I think it's an exciting art form. It's revolutionary. Still revolutionary and it changed people. It changed their hearts. But yeah, even rock-n-roll has a lot of rubbish, really bad music.
Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
Let silence be the art you practice.
One thing that really appeals to me is this idea of music being a living thing that has an evolution that, in a way, enables the artist to sell a process rather than a piece of product.
I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to.
Music is mediator between spiritual and sensual life.
Being a celebrity has taught me to hide, but being an actor has opened my soul.
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.