Being a celebrity has taught me to hide, but being an actor has opened my soul.
I can't listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland.
Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
The music industry can make you feel like a prostitute.
Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.
The absence of limitations is the enemy of art.
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 doesn't lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.
Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.
Music with dinner is an insult, both to the cook and the violinist.
Art not only imitates nature, but also completes its deficiencies.
I love rock-n-roll. I think it's an exciting art form. It's revolutionary. Still revolutionary and it changed people. It changed their hearts. But yeah, even rock-n-roll has a lot of rubbish, really bad music.
I accept chaos, I'm not sure whether it accepts me.
I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to.
To play without passion is inexcusable!