Our family lived in Vienna, Austria. after the war and apart from an accordion, there was no other musical instrument available.
I would wake up in Moscow or somewhere else, my heart beating fast, feeling bitter and helpless.
For a solo work I need a definite idea. For the present I have none.
Do you know that my very first experience as a composer was a 'Concerto for Accordion'
Money may kindle, but it cannot by itself, and for very long, burn.
Just as appetite comes from eating, so work brings inspiration, if inspiration is not discernible at the beginning.
You have to really think about things before you do them.
When I'm in bars or clubs, it gets to the point where I feel I'm obliged to streak. It's not a problem.
The Full Monty, ah, it's superb. The Full Monty showed how life really is in certain cities of England.
Nudity, in the right way, can enhance a film or a TV program or a TV commercial. If it's done tastefully it can make it more of an interesting product.
It's always been performance art, but now it's on a different level.
In England, there are so many TV commercials with nudity in them, and there are so many TV programs that show nudity on a regular basis. It's becoming more of a norm.
I'm a free spirit more people should become free spirits.
I'll get arrested. Whatever happens to me, fair enough. I think about the next one I'm going to do. But I just want people to laugh.
I wanted to get superimposed on a shuttle launch.
I really want to do the Olympics. Obviously, I can't let things out of the bag, so to speak.
I don't want to do anything in bad taste.
I can read the Tarot cards and believe in ghosts.
Hollywood have been in touch they want to make a movie of my life.
God knows when I'm going to retire. I think I'm going to be bored.
Everything seems to have been turned upside-down, but in a good way.
Every new beginning comes from some other beginning's end.
While we teach, we learn.
The more constraints one imposes, the more one frees one's self. And the arbitrariness of the constraint serves only to obtain precision of execution.
I acted in junior high in the junior high school group, and then when I got into senior high I was, you know, the main actor of the senior high school.