Music with dinner is an insult, both to the cook and the violinist.
Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
We all know that art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.
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.
Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances.
Art! Who comprehends her? With whom can one consult concerning this great goddess?
Every work of art is an uncommitted crime.
Artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs.
The music industry can make you feel like a prostitute.
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.
To play without passion is inexcusable!
Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time
Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.
Rhythm is something you either have or don't have, but when you have it, you have it all over.
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
I can't listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland.
Play it fuckin' loud!
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.