I can't listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland.
One thing that really appeals to me is this idea of music being a living thing that has an evolution that, in a way, enables the artist to sell a process rather than a piece of product.
Art is never finished, only abandoned.
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.
The absence of limitations is the enemy of art.
The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.
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.
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
Singers come and go, but if you're a good actor, you can last a long time
Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.
Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.
Art! Who comprehends her? With whom can one consult concerning this great goddess?
I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his 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.
Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
When you were young, and your heart, was an open book. You used to say, live and let live.
Being a celebrity has taught me to hide, but being an actor has opened my soul.
Play it fuckin' loud!
A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.
Every work of art is an uncommitted crime.
The true art of memory is the art of attention.