Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
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.
Singers come and go, but if you're a good actor, you can last a long time
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
I'm very happy to hear that my work inspires writers and painters. It's the most beautiful compliment, the greatest reward. Art should always be an exchange.
The absence of limitations is the enemy of art.
Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
Art is never finished, only abandoned.
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.
Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.
Comedy is the blues for people who can?t sing.
I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
I can't listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland.
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.
Music is mediator between spiritual and sensual life.
We're not trying to change the world; just music.
Art not only imitates nature, but also completes its deficiencies.
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.