Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.
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.
Art not only imitates nature, but also completes its deficiencies.
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.
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.
Every work of art is an uncommitted crime.
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
It's so sweet, I feel like my teeth are rotting when I listen to the radio.
Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
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.
People ask me how I make music. I tell them I just step into it. It's like stepping into a river and joining the flow. Every moment in the river has its song.
Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.
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.
When you were young, and your heart, was an open book. You used to say, live and let live.
Every actor in his heart believes everything bad that's printed about him.
Music doesn't lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.