A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.
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.
Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
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.
And I'll stand on the ocean until I start sinking.
And, in the end The love you take is equal to the love you make.
Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time
Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth.
Art is never finished, only abandoned.
Art is permitted to survive only if it renounces the right to be different, and integrates itself into the omnipotent realm of the profane.
Art not only imitates nature, but also completes its deficiencies.
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
Art! Who comprehends her? With whom can one consult concerning this great goddess?
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.
Artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs.
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.
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.
Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.
Every work of art is an uncommitted crime.
Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances.
I accept chaos, I'm not sure whether it accepts me.
I can't listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland.
I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to.
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.
I love rock-n-roll. I think it's an exciting art form. It's revolutionary. Still revolutionary and it changed people. It changed their hearts. But yeah, even rock-n-roll has a lot of rubbish, really bad music.
I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.
I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
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'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.
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.
Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.
It's so sweet, I feel like my teeth are rotting when I listen to the radio.
Let silence be the art you practice.
Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
Music can change the world because it can change people.
Music doesn't lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.
Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.
Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
Music is mediator between spiritual and sensual life.
Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.
Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.
Music melts all the separate parts of our bodies together.
Music should be something that makes you gotta move, inside or outside
Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.
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.
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
Once you become predictable, no one's interested anymore.
One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
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.
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
People ask me how I make music. I tell them I just step into it. It's like stepping into a river and joining the flow. Every moment in the river has its song.
Play it fuckin' loud!
Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
Rhythm is something you either have or don't have, but when you have it, you have it all over.
Rock and roll music, if you like it, if you feel it, you can't help but move to it. That's what happens to me. I can't help it.
Singers come and go, but if you're a good actor, you can last a long time
The absence of limitations is the enemy of art.
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.
The earth has music for those who listen.
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.
The music industry can make you feel like a prostitute.
The only escape from the miseries of life are music and cats...
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
The true art of memory is the art of attention.
To play without passion is inexcusable!
We all know that art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.
We're not trying to change the world; just music.
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
When you were young, and your heart, was an open book. You used to say, live and let live.
You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.