And I'll stand on the ocean until I start sinking.
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.
Art is permitted to survive only if it renounces the right to be different, and integrates itself into the omnipotent realm of the profane.
Being a celebrity has taught me to hide, but being an actor has opened my soul.
Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
Art not only imitates nature, but also completes its deficiencies.
Music can change the world because it can change people.
Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.
I can't listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland.
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
To play without passion is inexcusable!
You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.
It's so sweet, I feel like my teeth are rotting when I listen to the radio.
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
Each song is a child I nourish and give my love to. But even if you have never written a song, your life is a song. How can it not be?
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 accept chaos, I'm not sure whether it accepts me.
Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time
I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.
Singers come and go, but if you're a good actor, you can last a long time