You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.
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.
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.
Singers come and go, but if you're a good actor, you can last a long time
Comedy is the blues for people who can?t sing.
Every actor in his heart believes everything bad that's printed about him.
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
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'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.
Rhythm is something you either have or don't have, but when you have it, you have it all over.
Every work of art is an uncommitted crime.
To play without passion is inexcusable!
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.
We're not trying to change the world; just music.
Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.
I can't listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland.
Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth.
A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.
Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.