After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
Critics are the men who have failed in literature and art.
It's so sweet, I feel like my teeth are rotting when I listen to the radio.
Every work of art is an uncommitted crime.
I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to.
You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.
And, in the end The love you take is equal to the love you make.
To play without passion is inexcusable!
When you were young, and your heart, was an open book. You used to say, live and let live.
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
Music with dinner is an insult, both to the cook and the violinist.
We all know that art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.
The earth has music for those who listen.
Each song is a child I nourish and give my love to. But even if you have never written a song, your life is a song. How can it not be?
Once you become predictable, no one's interested anymore.
Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.
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 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.
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.
Being a celebrity has taught me to hide, but being an actor has opened my soul.
Artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs.