I accept chaos, I'm not sure whether it accepts me.
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.
Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
The true art of memory is the art of attention.
A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.
Artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs.
Every actor in his heart believes everything bad that's printed about him.
Art is permitted to survive only if it renounces the right to be different, and integrates itself into the omnipotent realm of the profane.
Art! Who comprehends her? With whom can one consult concerning this great goddess?
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 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.
I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
The music industry can make you feel like a prostitute.
Singers come and go, but if you're a good actor, you can last a long time
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.
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
Rhythm is something you either have or don't have, but when you have it, you have it all over.
Art not only imitates nature, but also completes its deficiencies.
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.