I can't listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland.
The absence of limitations is the enemy of art.
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.
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
Art not only imitates nature, but also completes its deficiencies.
Being a celebrity has taught me to hide, but being an actor has opened my soul.
A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night, and in between he does what he wants to do.
Music melts all the separate parts of our bodies together.
Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.
Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.
Comedy is the blues for people who can?t sing.
Music with dinner is an insult, both to the cook and the violinist.
The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.
An artist's duty is rather to stay open-minded and in a state where he can receive information and inspiration. You always have to be ready for that little artistic Epiphany.
Play it fuckin' loud!
Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.
Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.
Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.
Every actor in his heart believes everything bad that's printed about him.
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
Music can change the world because it can change people.