Comedy is the blues for people who can?t sing.
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.
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.
Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
Every work of art is an uncommitted crime.
Music doesn't lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.
To play without passion is inexcusable!
A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.
Rock and roll music, if you like it, if you feel it, you can't help but move to it. That's what happens to me. I can't help it.
Art not only imitates nature, but also completes its deficiencies.
Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.
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.
The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.
Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.
Rhythm is something you either have or don't have, but when you have it, you have it all over.
The music industry can make you feel like a prostitute.
I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.
Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.