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.
Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.
The music industry can make you feel like a prostitute.
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances.
Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.
Every work of art is an uncommitted crime.
Once you become predictable, no one's interested anymore.
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.
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 is never finished, only abandoned.
Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.
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.
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.
If you do not breathe through writing, if you do not cry out in writing, or sing in writing, then don't write, because our culture has no use for it.
Artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs.
Music should be something that makes you gotta move, inside or outside
To play without passion is inexcusable!
Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.