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.
If you do not breathe through writing, if you do not cry out in writing, or sing in writing, then don't write, because our culture has no use for it.
Music with dinner is an insult, both to the cook and the violinist.
Being a celebrity has taught me to hide, but being an actor has opened my soul.
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth.
Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
The only escape from the miseries of life are music and cats...
To play without passion is inexcusable!
The true art of memory is the art of attention.
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
I can't listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland.
I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to.
Each song is a child I nourish and give my love to. But even if you have never written a song, your life is a song. How can it not be?
The absence of limitations is the enemy of art.
Let silence be the art you practice.
Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.
Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
Every actor in his heart believes everything bad that's printed about him.