Music with dinner is an insult, both to the cook and the violinist.
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.
Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.
We all know that art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
And I'll stand on the ocean until I start sinking.
Rock and roll music, if you like it, if you feel it, you can't help but move to it. That's what happens to me. I can't help it.
A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.
I accept chaos, I'm not sure whether it accepts me.
The absence of limitations is the enemy of art.
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!
Every work of art is an uncommitted crime.
Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.
Every actor in his heart believes everything bad that's printed about him.
I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to.
You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.
One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.