After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
Art is permitted to survive only if it renounces the right to be different, and integrates itself into the omnipotent realm of the profane.
The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
To play without passion is inexcusable!
Music with dinner is an insult, both to the cook and the violinist.
And I'll stand on the ocean until I start sinking.
We're not trying to change the world; just music.
The only escape from the miseries of life are music and cats...
Artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs.
The absence of limitations is the enemy of art.
The true art of memory is the art of attention.
Once you become predictable, no one's interested anymore.
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.
I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to.
Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
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.
Music can change the world because it can change people.
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.
Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.