Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time
Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
Rhythm is something you either have or don't have, but when you have it, you have it all over.
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.
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 never finished, only abandoned.
We're not trying to change the world; just music.
I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
Every work of art is an uncommitted crime.
Art! Who comprehends her? With whom can one consult concerning this great goddess?
Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.
Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.
To play without passion is inexcusable!
Artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs.
Being a celebrity has taught me to hide, but being an actor has opened my soul.
A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.
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?
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 silence be the art you practice.
Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.