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.
A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.
Every work of art is an uncommitted crime.
Comedy is the blues for people who can?t sing.
Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.
Let silence be the art you practice.
Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.
Play it fuckin' loud!
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.
Being a celebrity has taught me to hide, but being an actor has opened my soul.
Critics are the men who have failed in literature and art.
Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth.
Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.
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.
Singers come and go, but if you're a good actor, you can last a long time
I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
The true art of memory is the art of attention.
To play without passion is inexcusable!
The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.