Critics are the men who have failed in literature and art.
To play without passion is inexcusable!
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.
Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.
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.
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
Rhythm is something you either have or don't have, but when you have it, you have it all over.
Every actor in his heart believes everything bad that's printed about him.
Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.
I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.
Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.
I think another thing is that we don't really want exclusivity. We accept that it is in the artist's interest to be on sale in every place where they sell music.
Being a celebrity has taught me to hide, but being an actor has opened my soul.
Art not only imitates nature, but also completes its deficiencies.
Music can change the world because it can change people.
Art is never finished, only abandoned.
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
We're not trying to change the world; just music.
One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
Once you become predictable, no one's interested anymore.
Music with dinner is an insult, both to the cook and the violinist.