Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.
A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night, and in between he does what he wants to do.
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.
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
The absence of limitations is the enemy of art.
Art not only imitates nature, but also completes its deficiencies.
Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
Music is mediator between spiritual and sensual life.
Rhythm is something you either have or don't have, but when you have it, you have it all over.
It's so sweet, I feel like my teeth are rotting when I listen to the radio.
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.
Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.
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 don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to.
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.
Being a celebrity has taught me to hide, but being an actor has opened my soul.
Art! Who comprehends her? With whom can one consult concerning this great goddess?
Critics are the men who have failed in literature and art.