Being a celebrity has taught me to hide, but being an actor has opened my soul.
Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.
Music can change the world because it can change people.
Art! Who comprehends her? With whom can one consult concerning this great goddess?
Play it fuckin' loud!
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.
To play without passion is inexcusable!
A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.
I accept chaos, I'm not sure whether it accepts me.
Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.
Music melts all the separate parts of our bodies together.
I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
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.
Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances.
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.
Critics are the men who have failed in literature and art.
Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.
Art is permitted to survive only if it renounces the right to be different, and integrates itself into the omnipotent realm of the profane.
Music is mediator between spiritual and sensual life.