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.
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.
Critics are the men who have failed in literature and art.
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.
And, in the end The love you take is equal to the love you make.
Once you become predictable, no one's interested anymore.
Every actor in his heart believes everything bad that's printed about him.
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
Art is permitted to survive only if it renounces the right to be different, and integrates itself into the omnipotent realm of the profane.
Music with dinner is an insult, both to the cook and the violinist.
Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
We all know that art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.
I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
I can't listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland.
A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.
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.
Rhythm is something you either have or don't have, but when you have it, you have it all over.
The absence of limitations is the enemy of art.