What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.
Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.
The earth has music for those who listen.
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.
One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
Singers come and go, but if you're a good actor, you can last a long time
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
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.
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?
People ask me how I make music. I tell them I just step into it. It's like stepping into a river and joining the flow. Every moment in the river has its song.
I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to.
Art not only imitates nature, but also completes its deficiencies.
Art is never finished, only abandoned.
The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.
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.
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.
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.