I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.
Every work of art is an uncommitted crime.
Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.
Artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs.
The true art of memory is the art of attention.
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
Being a celebrity has taught me to hide, but being an actor has opened my soul.
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
The earth has music for those who listen.
I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
Every actor in his heart believes everything bad that's printed about him.
A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.
The absence of limitations is the enemy of art.
We all know that art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
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.
Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth.
And, in the end The love you take is equal to the love you make.
Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time
The music industry can make you feel like a prostitute.