Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
I can't listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland.
And I'll stand on the ocean until I start sinking.
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.
Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
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.
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.
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.
Being a celebrity has taught me to hide, but being an actor has opened my soul.
Let silence be the art you practice.
The true art of memory is the art of attention.
Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances.
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.
Art not only imitates nature, but also completes its deficiencies.
Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.
I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
The absence of limitations is the enemy of art.
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.