Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
Music with dinner is an insult, both to the cook and the violinist.
Every actor in his heart believes everything bad that's printed about him.
The true art of memory is the art of attention.
Art not only imitates nature, but also completes its deficiencies.
The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.
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.
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.
We all know that art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.
Music is mediator between spiritual and sensual life.
Rhythm is something you either have or don't have, but when you have it, you have it all over.
To play without passion is inexcusable!
Music can change the world because it can change people.
Singers come and go, but if you're a good actor, you can last a long time
Artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs.
Once you become predictable, no one's interested anymore.
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
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.