Every work of art is an uncommitted crime.
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
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 a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.
Being a celebrity has taught me to hide, but being an actor has opened my soul.
Music with dinner is an insult, both to the cook and the violinist.
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
And I'll stand on the ocean until I start sinking.
I accept chaos, I'm not sure whether it accepts me.
Music doesn't lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.
Music is mediator between spiritual and sensual life.
Every actor in his heart believes everything bad that's printed about him.
We all know that art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.
Rhythm is something you either have or don't have, but when you have it, you have it all over.
I love rock-n-roll. I think it's an exciting art form. It's revolutionary. Still revolutionary and it changed people. It changed their hearts. But yeah, even rock-n-roll has a lot of rubbish, really bad music.
Artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs.
Art is never finished, only abandoned.
The only escape from the miseries of life are music and cats...