I can't listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland.
The true art of memory is the art of attention.
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.
Critics are the men who have failed in literature and art.
Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.
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.
We're not trying to change the world; just music.
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
Being a celebrity has taught me to hide, but being an actor has opened my soul.
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.
One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth.
To play without passion is inexcusable!
Singers come and go, but if you're a good actor, you can last a long time
And I'll stand on the ocean until I start sinking.
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.
Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
And, in the end The love you take is equal to the love you make.
Music with dinner is an insult, both to the cook and the violinist.