Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
Being a celebrity has taught me to hide, but being an actor has opened my soul.
Comedy is the blues for people who can?t sing.
Art is permitted to survive only if it renounces the right to be different, and integrates itself into the omnipotent realm of the profane.
Singers come and go, but if you're a good actor, you can last a long time
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.
Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth.
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
Music with dinner is an insult, both to the cook and the violinist.
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.
Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time
Art! Who comprehends her? With whom can one consult concerning this great goddess?
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.
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.
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 think another thing is that we don't really want exclusivity. We accept that it is in the artist's interest to be on sale in every place where they sell music.
I accept chaos, I'm not sure whether it accepts me.
Artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs.