A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.
I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.
Being a celebrity has taught me to hide, but being an actor has opened my soul.
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 don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to.
Art is never finished, only abandoned.
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
I can't listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland.
An artist's duty is rather to stay open-minded and in a state where he can receive information and inspiration. You always have to be ready for that little artistic Epiphany.
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.
Comedy is the blues for people who can?t sing.
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
And I'll stand on the ocean until I start sinking.
The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.
To play without passion is inexcusable!
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.
I love rock-n-roll. I think it's an exciting art form. It's revolutionary. Still revolutionary and it changed people. It changed their hearts. But yeah, even rock-n-roll has a lot of rubbish, really bad music.
Artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs.
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.