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.
Every work of art is an uncommitted crime.
We're not trying to change the world; just music.
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
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.
Being a celebrity has taught me to hide, but being an actor has opened my soul.
A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.
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.
I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
Art is never finished, only abandoned.
Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.
Each song is a child I nourish and give my love to. But even if you have never written a song, your life is a song. How can it not be?
We all know that art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.
To play without passion is inexcusable!
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 can change the world because it can change people.
Music melts all the separate parts of our bodies together.
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
Music with dinner is an insult, both to the cook and the violinist.
Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
Artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs.