Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.
I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.
You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.
When you were young, and your heart, was an open book. You used to say, live and let live.
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.
Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances.
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
Music with dinner is an insult, both to the cook and the violinist.
Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth.
Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.
Being a celebrity has taught me to hide, but being an actor has opened my soul.
Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
The true art of memory is the art of attention.
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
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.
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.
Music can change the world because it can change people.
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.