Music with dinner is an insult, both to the cook and the violinist.
When you were young, and your heart, was an open book. You used to say, live and let live.
I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to.
It's so sweet, I feel like my teeth are rotting when I listen to the radio.
You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.
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.
Comedy is the blues for people who can?t sing.
The earth has music for those who listen.
A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.
We're not trying to change the world; just music.
I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.
Music can change the world because it can change people.
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
The music industry can make you feel like a prostitute.
Every actor in his heart believes everything bad that's printed about him.
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
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.
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
Artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs.
I accept chaos, I'm not sure whether it accepts me.
Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.