People ask me how I make music. I tell them I just step into it. It's like stepping into a river and joining the flow. Every moment in the river has its song.
Music can change the world because it can change people.
Being a celebrity has taught me to hide, but being an actor has opened my soul.
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
Music with dinner is an insult, both to the cook and the violinist.
I'm very happy to hear that my work inspires writers and painters. It's the most beautiful compliment, the greatest reward. Art should always be an exchange.
Singers come and go, but if you're a good actor, you can last a long time
Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.
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.
Once you become predictable, no one's interested anymore.
Art! Who comprehends her? With whom can one consult concerning this great goddess?
The music industry can make you feel like a prostitute.
Critics are the men who have failed in literature and art.
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.
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
Music doesn't lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.