Comedy is the blues for people who can?t sing.
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.
I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.
Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.
It's so sweet, I feel like my teeth are rotting when I listen to the radio.
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.
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
The music industry can make you feel like a prostitute.
The earth has music for those who listen.
Singers come and go, but if you're a good actor, you can last a long time
Artistic talent is a gift from God and whoever discovers it in himself has a certain obligation: to know that he cannot waste this talent, but must develop it.
You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
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.
Every work of art is an uncommitted crime.
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.
Art is permitted to survive only if it renounces the right to be different, and integrates itself into the omnipotent realm of the profane.
Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
Music melts all the separate parts of our bodies together.