We all know that art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
To play without passion is inexcusable!
Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth.
The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.
The earth has music for those who listen.
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.
Music should be something that makes you gotta move, inside or outside
Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time
Singers come and go, but if you're a good actor, you can last a long time
Music is mediator between spiritual and sensual life.
Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
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.
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.
Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.
Every work of art is an uncommitted crime.
Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.
Being a celebrity has taught me to hide, but being an actor has opened my soul.
Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.
If you do not breathe through writing, if you do not cry out in writing, or sing in writing, then don't write, because our culture has no use for it.
Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.