Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.
Let silence be the art you practice.
I can't listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland.
And I'll stand on the ocean until I start sinking.
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.
Every actor in his heart believes everything bad that's printed about him.
Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth.
The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.
Once you become predictable, no one's interested anymore.
If you do not breathe through writing, if you do not cry out in writing, or sing in writing, then don't write, because our culture has no use for it.
To play without passion is inexcusable!
Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.
Art is permitted to survive only if it renounces the right to be different, and integrates itself into the omnipotent realm of the profane.
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
Rhythm is something you either have or don't have, but when you have it, you have it all over.
Music doesn't lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.
Comedy is the blues for people who can?t sing.
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.
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.
When you were young, and your heart, was an open book. You used to say, live and let live.