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 melts all the separate parts of our bodies together.
Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
We all know that art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.
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.
Artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs.
An artist's duty is rather to stay open-minded and in a state where he can receive information and inspiration. You always have to be ready for that little artistic Epiphany.
Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.
Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
Art is never finished, only abandoned.
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances.
Music with dinner is an insult, both to the cook and the violinist.
Let silence be the art you practice.
Being a celebrity has taught me to hide, but being an actor has opened my soul.
I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
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.
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
Art not only imitates nature, but also completes its deficiencies.