What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.
We're not trying to change the world; just music.
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
Music doesn't lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.
Music with dinner is an insult, both to the cook and the violinist.
Rock and roll music, if you like it, if you feel it, you can't help but move to it. That's what happens to me. I can't help it.
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time
Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.
Let silence be the art you practice.
Every work of art is an uncommitted crime.
One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
Critics are the men who have failed in literature and art.
And I'll stand on the ocean until I start sinking.
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.
Being a celebrity has taught me to hide, but being an actor has opened my soul.
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
Singers come and go, but if you're a good actor, you can last a long time
I can't listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland.
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.