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.
The earth has music for those who listen.
Art is permitted to survive only if it renounces the right to be different, and integrates itself into the omnipotent realm of the profane.
Let silence be the art you practice.
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
Every work of art is an uncommitted crime.
Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.
I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to.
The true art of memory is the art of attention.
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
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.
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.
Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
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?
To play without passion is inexcusable!
Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.
A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.
Being a celebrity has taught me to hide, but being an actor has opened my soul.
Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.
Play it fuckin' loud!