Art! Who comprehends her? With whom can one consult concerning this great goddess?
Music with dinner is an insult, both to the cook and the violinist.
You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
When you were young, and your heart, was an open book. You used to say, live and let live.
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.
Let silence be the art you practice.
One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.
Art is never finished, only abandoned.
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
Every actor in his heart believes everything bad that's printed about him.
Singers come and go, but if you're a good actor, you can last a long time
I can't listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland.
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
Art not only imitates nature, but also completes its deficiencies.
I accept chaos, I'm not sure whether it accepts me.
Music can change the world because it can change people.
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.
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.