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.
Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to.
Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.
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.
Comedy is the blues for people who can?t sing.
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.
The true art of memory is the art of attention.
Music with dinner is an insult, both to the cook and the violinist.
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.
Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time
Singers come and go, but if you're a good actor, you can last a long time
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.
I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.
Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
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.
Art is permitted to survive only if it renounces the right to be different, and integrates itself into the omnipotent realm of the profane.
Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.
Let silence be the art you practice.