Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.
Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.
The only escape from the miseries of life are music and cats...
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.
Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.
Art is permitted to survive only if it renounces the right to be different, and integrates itself into the omnipotent realm of the profane.
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
Every actor in his heart believes everything bad that's printed about him.
Art not only imitates nature, but also completes its deficiencies.
Music melts all the separate parts of our bodies together.
One thing that really appeals to me is this idea of music being a living thing that has an evolution that, in a way, enables the artist to sell a process rather than a piece of product.
I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
Artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs.
Singers come and go, but if you're a good actor, you can last a long time
Art! Who comprehends her? With whom can one consult concerning this great goddess?
Music with dinner is an insult, both to the cook and the violinist.
A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.
Comedy is the blues for people who can?t sing.
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.