Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.
The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.
Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.
Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
Critics are the men who have failed in literature and art.
Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
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.
The absence of limitations is the enemy of art.
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.
One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
Music should be something that makes you gotta move, inside or outside
Rhythm is something you either have or don't have, but when you have it, you have it all over.
I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to.
The true art of memory is the art of attention.
To play without passion is inexcusable!
Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.
Music with dinner is an insult, both to the cook and the violinist.