Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
Let silence be the art you practice.
The absence of limitations is the enemy of art.
To play without passion is inexcusable!
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
Being a celebrity has taught me to hide, but being an actor has opened my soul.
Rhythm is something you either have or don't have, but when you have it, you have it all over.
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.
Music with dinner is an insult, both to the cook and the violinist.
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances.
Art not only imitates nature, but also completes its deficiencies.
Artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs.
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
It's so sweet, I feel like my teeth are rotting when I listen to the radio.