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 not only imitates nature, but also completes its deficiencies.
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.
Art is permitted to survive only if it renounces the right to be different, and integrates itself into the omnipotent realm of the profane.
The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.
Singers come and go, but if you're a good actor, you can last a long time
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
Music can change the world because it can change people.
Every actor in his heart believes everything bad that's printed about him.
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.
Play it fuckin' loud!
To play without passion is inexcusable!
Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.
We all know that art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.
Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
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.
The only escape from the miseries of life are music and cats...