Music should be something that makes you gotta move, inside or outside
Art not only imitates nature, but also completes its deficiencies.
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
We're not trying to change the world; just music.
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.
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.
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
I have a genuine love affair with my audience. When I`m on stage they`re not privileged to see me. It`s a privilege for me to see them.
The absence of limitations is the enemy of art.
Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances.
Art is permitted to survive only if it renounces the right to be different, and integrates itself into the omnipotent realm of the profane.
I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
Art! Who comprehends her? With whom can one consult concerning this great goddess?
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
When you were young, and your heart, was an open book. You used to say, live and let live.
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.
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
Being a celebrity has taught me to hide, but being an actor has opened my soul.
Music with dinner is an insult, both to the cook and the violinist.
Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.