Music with dinner is an insult, both to the cook and the violinist.
Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.
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.
I accept chaos, I'm not sure whether it accepts me.
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances.
Let silence be the art you practice.
Singers come and go, but if you're a good actor, you can last a long time
Music doesn't lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.
The true art of memory is the art of attention.
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.
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth.
Art not only imitates nature, but also completes its deficiencies.
Every actor in his heart believes everything bad that's printed about him.
I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.
Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.