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.
You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.
Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.
Artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs.
Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
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.
I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to.
I think another thing is that we don't really want exclusivity. We accept that it is in the artist's interest to be on sale in every place where they sell music.
And I'll stand on the ocean until I start sinking.
Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time
Music with dinner is an insult, both to the cook and the violinist.
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.
I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
Rhythm is something you either have or don't have, but when you have it, you have it all over.
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
The music industry can make you feel like a prostitute.
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.
Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.
I have a genuine love affair with my audience. When I`m on stage they`re not privileged to see me. It`s a privilege for me to see them.
The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.
Every actor in his heart believes everything bad that's printed about him.