Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.
The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
Being a celebrity has taught me to hide, but being an actor has opened my soul.
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
I love rock-n-roll. I think it's an exciting art form. It's revolutionary. Still revolutionary and it changed people. It changed their hearts. But yeah, even rock-n-roll has a lot of rubbish, really bad music.
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
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.
Music doesn't lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.
I can't listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland.
To play without passion is inexcusable!
Every work of art is an uncommitted crime.
The true art of memory is the art of attention.
Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.
Art not only imitates nature, but also completes its deficiencies.
Art is never finished, only abandoned.