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.
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
The only escape from the miseries of life are music and cats...
Music doesn't lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.
Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
Every actor in his heart believes everything bad that's printed about him.
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
Critics are the men who have failed in literature and art.
To play without passion is inexcusable!
I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.
Singers come and go, but if you're a good actor, you can last a long time
Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.
I think another thing is that we don't really want exclusivity. We accept that it is in the artist's interest to be on sale in every place where they sell music.
Once you become predictable, no one's interested anymore.
The earth has music for those who listen.
Artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs.
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
We're not trying to change the world; just music.