To play without passion is inexcusable!
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.
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.
Let silence be the art you practice.
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.
Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.
Every actor in his heart believes everything bad that's printed about him.
Every work of art is an uncommitted crime.
I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to.
Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.
Art is never finished, only abandoned.
The earth has music for those who listen.
Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time
I'm very happy to hear that my work inspires writers and painters. It's the most beautiful compliment, the greatest reward. Art should always be an exchange.
Art not only imitates nature, but also completes its deficiencies.
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.
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.