Music with dinner is an insult, both to the cook and the violinist.
It's so sweet, I feel like my teeth are rotting when I listen to the radio.
Once you become predictable, no one's interested anymore.
Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth.
The absence of limitations is the enemy of art.
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.
Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
Rock and roll music, if you like it, if you feel it, you can't help but move to it. That's what happens to me. I can't help it.
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.
Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances.
To play without passion is inexcusable!
Art! Who comprehends her? With whom can one consult concerning this great goddess?
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
Every actor in his heart believes everything bad that's printed about him.
Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.
Art is permitted to survive only if it renounces the right to be different, and integrates itself into the omnipotent realm of the profane.
I accept chaos, I'm not sure whether it accepts me.
The only escape from the miseries of life are music and cats...