People ask me how I make music. I tell them I just step into it. It's like stepping into a river and joining the flow. Every moment in the river has its song.
I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
Play it fuckin' loud!
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.
Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances.
You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.
The absence of limitations is the enemy of art.
I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.
Once you become predictable, no one's interested anymore.
The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.
Art not only imitates nature, but also completes its deficiencies.
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.
Music with dinner is an insult, both to the cook and the violinist.
Rhythm is something you either have or don't have, but when you have it, you have it all over.
Being a celebrity has taught me to hide, but being an actor has opened my soul.
Critics are the men who have failed in literature and art.
The only escape from the miseries of life are music and cats...
Artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs.
Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.
I'm very happy to hear that my work inspires writers and painters. It's the most beautiful compliment, the greatest reward. Art should always be an exchange.