The true art of memory is the art of attention.
Being a celebrity has taught me to hide, but being an actor has opened my soul.
I can't listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland.
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
Each song is a child I nourish and give my love to. But even if you have never written a song, your life is a song. How can it not be?
Art is never finished, only abandoned.
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
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.
Music should be something that makes you gotta move, inside or outside
You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.
Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.
A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.
Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
The only escape from the miseries of life are music and cats...
I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.
Music with dinner is an insult, both to the cook and the violinist.
One thing that really appeals to me is this idea of music being a living thing that has an evolution that, in a way, enables the artist to sell a process rather than a piece of product.
Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.