Singers come and go, but if you're a good actor, you can last a long time
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.
The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth.
Music is mediator between spiritual and sensual life.
Music should be something that makes you gotta move, inside or outside
Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.
Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
Art! Who comprehends her? With whom can one consult concerning this great goddess?
Comedy is the blues for people who can?t sing.
Music with dinner is an insult, both to the cook and the violinist.
Art is permitted to survive only if it renounces the right to be different, and integrates itself into the omnipotent realm of the profane.
Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.
Critics are the men who have failed in literature and art.
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.
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.
Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.
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.
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.