The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
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.
Music can change the world because it can change people.
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
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.
The absence of limitations is the enemy of art.
Singers come and go, but if you're a good actor, you can last a long time
Critics are the men who have failed in literature and art.
Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time
When you were young, and your heart, was an open book. You used to say, live and let live.
Being a celebrity has taught me to hide, but being an actor has opened my soul.
Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.
The only escape from the miseries of life are music and cats...
I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
We're not trying to change the world; just music.
Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.
Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.
And, in the end The love you take is equal to the love you make.
I love rock-n-roll. I think it's an exciting art form. It's revolutionary. Still revolutionary and it changed people. It changed their hearts. But yeah, even rock-n-roll has a lot of rubbish, really bad music.
Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.