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.
A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.
Music doesn't lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.
Comedy is the blues for people who can?t sing.
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to.
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.
Every work of art is an uncommitted crime.
To play without passion is inexcusable!
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.
Critics are the men who have failed in literature and art.
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?
Every actor in his heart believes everything bad that's printed about him.
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.
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.
I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.
Art is permitted to survive only if it renounces the right to be different, and integrates itself into the omnipotent realm of the profane.
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time
Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances.
The earth has music for those who listen.