And I'll stand on the ocean until I start sinking.
The true art of memory is the art of attention.
Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.
I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
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 with dinner is an insult, both to the cook and the violinist.
Art is permitted to survive only if it renounces the right to be different, and integrates itself into the omnipotent realm of the profane.
Art is never finished, only abandoned.
Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.
A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night, and in between he does what he wants to do.
Critics are the men who have failed in literature and art.
When you were young, and your heart, was an open book. You used to say, live and let live.
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
Being a celebrity has taught me to hide, but being an actor has opened my soul.
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.
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.
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.
To play without passion is inexcusable!