A young musician plays scales in his room and only bores his family. A beginning writer, on the other hand, sometimes has the misfortune of getting into print.
We need improvement in the style of performance. There is no more advantage in a musician who plays and conducts than in one who is only a beater of rhythm.
If we were all determined to play the first violin we should never have an ensemble. therefore, respect every musician in his proper place.
I guess I've played a lot of victims, but that's what a lot of the history of women is about.
Don't corral me, and I'll always come home. Just let me go out and play during the day.
Acting is nothing more or less than playing. The idea is to humanize life.
Gardening is how I relax. It's another form of creating and playing with colors.
For me, football always meant that we came together as a family and, in the summer we played football outside.
Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.
It's always great to play a man who sets himself up to be punctured.
Once, he was chosen to play Ram in a small Ramleela company, but his parents were against it.
I want to play an action hero. I'm ready for roles that totally aren't me.
What's nice is that when you have to put a wig on, funny costumes, You know it's like being a little girl playing with accessories.
There is nothing is more musical than a sunset. He who feels what he sees will find no more beautiful example of development in all that book which, alas, musicians read but too little - the book of Nature.
I want people to go to the movies. I am the man of the spectacle. I'm playing.
Small natures require despotism to exercise their sinews, as great souls thirst for equality to give play to their heart.
If music be the food of love, play on; give me excess of it, that, surfeiting, the appetite may sicken, and so die.
I steered clear of all those political intrigues, particularly when you're having to play a character. So I have to shut my eyes and ears to that.
I'd like to play Ian Paisley, actually. I'd need building up, though he's very frail now.
I wish I could be like Shaw who once read a bad review of one of his plays, called the critic and said: 'I have your review in front of me and soon it will be behind me.'
So I did that for a long time in my career, and I waited for parts to play myself just physically down a little bit. But I do feel like I'm at a place in my career now where I don't necessarily fret about that too much anymore.
It's true what people say - that actors are the closest thing there is to children. They play.
When I play, I feel like I'm in a theatre, why should I look ugly then, because I'm a tennis-player?
The problem was the journalists who also did not understand much of my music, but they wrote about it. I think you fell into the usual trap laid out by parts of the press and other writers: that the poor musician has always to fight the evil companies and managers.
Gifted women musicians and composers rarely received their due.