After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.
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.
Music with dinner is an insult, both to the cook and the violinist.
To play without passion is inexcusable!
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.
Singers come and go, but if you're a good actor, you can last a long time
Artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs.
Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.
Art is never finished, only abandoned.
Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.
Play it fuckin' loud!
When you were young, and your heart, was an open book. You used to say, live and let live.
Being a celebrity has taught me to hide, but being an actor has opened my soul.
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances.
Comedy is the blues for people who can?t sing.
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.
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.