Music can change the world because it can change people.
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
Comedy is the blues for people who can?t sing.
Art! Who comprehends her? With whom can one consult concerning this great goddess?
To play without passion is inexcusable!
And, in the end The love you take is equal to the love you make.
Music doesn't lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
Critics are the men who have failed in literature and art.
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.
Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances.
I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
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.
Art not only imitates nature, but also completes its deficiencies.
Being a celebrity has taught me to hide, but being an actor has opened my soul.
Music with dinner is an insult, both to the cook and the violinist.
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
And I'll stand on the ocean until I start sinking.
The true art of memory is the art of attention.