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 is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
Every actor in his heart believes everything bad that's printed about him.
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.
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
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.
Music is mediator between spiritual and sensual life.
Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.
Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances.
Rhythm is something you either have or don't have, but when you have it, you have it all over.
Music with dinner is an insult, both to the cook and the violinist.
The music industry can make you feel like a prostitute.
Art not only imitates nature, but also completes its deficiencies.
I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.
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.
Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.
Play it fuckin' loud!
Being a celebrity has taught me to hide, but being an actor has opened my soul.