Rhythm is something you either have or don't have, but when you have it, you have it all over.
Every actor in his heart believes everything bad that's printed about him.
I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.
Comedy is the blues for people who can?t sing.
Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.
Music melts all the separate parts of our bodies together.
Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time
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.
A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.
To play without passion is inexcusable!
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.
I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
The music industry can make you feel like a prostitute.
And, in the end The love you take is equal to the love you make.
One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.