Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.
We're not trying to change the world; just music.
Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.
It's so sweet, I feel like my teeth are rotting when I listen to the radio.
Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances.
Art! Who comprehends her? With whom can one consult concerning this great goddess?
Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.
Every actor in his heart believes everything bad that's printed about him.
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.
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
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.
The earth has music for those who listen.
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.
I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
Once you become predictable, no one's interested anymore.
Artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs.
Being a celebrity has taught me to hide, but being an actor has opened my soul.