Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.
Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
It's so sweet, I feel like my teeth are rotting when I listen to the radio.
I have a genuine love affair with my audience. When I`m on stage they`re not privileged to see me. It`s a privilege for me to see them.
Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
To play without passion is inexcusable!
Every work of art is an uncommitted crime.
Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.
The true art of memory is the art of attention.
Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.
Music with dinner is an insult, both to the cook and the violinist.
I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to.
Being a celebrity has taught me to hide, but being an actor has opened my soul.
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.
The music industry can make you feel like a prostitute.
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.
We're not trying to change the world; just music.
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.