Art is never finished, only abandoned.
Every actor in his heart believes everything bad that's printed about him.
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.
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?
The true art of memory is the art of attention.
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.
Art! Who comprehends her? With whom can one consult concerning this great goddess?
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
To play without passion is inexcusable!
Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
I accept chaos, I'm not sure whether it accepts me.
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
Music melts all the separate parts of our bodies together.
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.
Singers come and go, but if you're a good actor, you can last a long time
Music with dinner is an insult, both to the cook and the violinist.
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.
Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.
Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.