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.
Art! Who comprehends her? With whom can one consult concerning this great goddess?
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 should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.
We all know that art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.
I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
Singers come and go, but if you're a good actor, you can last a long time
Comedy is the blues for people who can?t sing.
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.
Art is permitted to survive only if it renounces the right to be different, and integrates itself into the omnipotent realm of the profane.
The absence of limitations is the enemy of art.
Critics are the men who have failed in literature and art.
Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.
To play without passion is inexcusable!
Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.
It's so sweet, I feel like my teeth are rotting when I listen to the radio.
I accept chaos, I'm not sure whether it accepts me.
Music should be something that makes you gotta move, inside or outside
Rock and roll music, if you like it, if you feel it, you can't help but move to it. That's what happens to me. I can't help it.
Music with dinner is an insult, both to the cook and the violinist.