Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time
We all know that art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.
One thing that really appeals to me is this idea of music being a living thing that has an evolution that, in a way, enables the artist to sell a process rather than a piece of product.
You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.
The only escape from the miseries of life are music and cats...
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.
Let silence be the art you practice.
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.
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
Singers come and go, but if you're a good actor, you can last a long time
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all 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.
Every actor in his heart believes everything bad that's printed about him.
The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.
When you were young, and your heart, was an open book. You used to say, live and let live.
I can't listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland.
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.
Art! Who comprehends her? With whom can one consult concerning this great goddess?
The absence of limitations is the enemy of art.
Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.
Music with dinner is an insult, both to the cook and the violinist.