Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth.
To play without passion is inexcusable!
Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.
Every work of art is an uncommitted crime.
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.
Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances.
Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
Music with dinner is an insult, both to the cook and the violinist.
I can't listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland.
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.
You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.
Rhythm is something you either have or don't have, but when you have it, you have it all over.
Singers come and go, but if you're a good actor, you can last a long time
Music should be something that makes you gotta move, inside or outside
Every actor in his heart believes everything bad that's printed about him.
Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.
Being a celebrity has taught me to hide, but being an actor has opened my soul.
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.