Critics are the men who have failed in literature and art.
And, in the end The love you take is equal to the love you make.
A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.
Once you become predictable, no one's interested anymore.
The only escape from the miseries of life are music and cats...
Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
The absence of limitations is the enemy of art.
Every actor in his heart believes everything bad that's printed about him.
Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.
Play it fuckin' loud!
Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth.
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.
I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.
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?
Music melts all the separate parts of our bodies together.
Singers come and go, but if you're a good actor, you can last a long time
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.
Comedy is the blues for people who can?t sing.
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
Let silence be the art you practice.