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.
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.
We're not trying to change the world; just music.
Comedy is the blues for people who can?t sing.
The music industry can make you feel like a prostitute.
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
The only escape from the miseries of life are music and cats...
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.
Rhythm is something you either have or don't have, but when you have it, you have it all over.
I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.
Every work of art is an uncommitted crime.
Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.
Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
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.
To play without passion is inexcusable!
Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.
I can't listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland.
Music with dinner is an insult, both to the cook and the violinist.
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.