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.
A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.
I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
I have a genuine love affair with my audience. When I`m on stage they`re not privileged to see me. It`s a privilege for me to see them.
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.
I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
Singers come and go, but if you're a good actor, you can last a long time
Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.
When you were young, and your heart, was an open book. You used to say, live and let live.
I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to.
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
Art is never finished, only abandoned.
Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth.
You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.
Comedy is the blues for people who can?t sing.
Art! Who comprehends her? With whom can one consult concerning this great goddess?
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.
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
Music melts all the separate parts of our bodies together.
The earth has music for those who listen.