Music with dinner is an insult, both to the cook and the violinist.
A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.
The music industry can make you feel like a prostitute.
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.
And, in the end The love you take is equal to the love you make.
Every actor in his heart believes everything bad that's printed about him.
Every work of art is an uncommitted crime.
Rock and roll music, if you like it, if you feel it, you can't help but move to it. That's what happens to me. I can't help it.
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
Rhythm is something you either have or don't have, but when you have it, you have it all over.
I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
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.
I can't listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland.
The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.
Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.
Music melts all the separate parts of our bodies together.
Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.
The absence of limitations is the enemy of art.
Artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs.
It's so sweet, I feel like my teeth are rotting when I listen to the radio.
Singers come and go, but if you're a good actor, you can last a long time