Art! Who comprehends her? With whom can one consult concerning this great goddess?
Artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs.
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
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 not only imitates nature, but also completes its deficiencies.
Being a celebrity has taught me to hide, but being an actor has opened my soul.
Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.
A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.
Rhythm is something you either have or don't have, but when you have it, you have it all over.
I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.
I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to.
The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.
Art is never finished, only abandoned.
Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth.
Once you become predictable, no one's interested anymore.
Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.
Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.
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.
Every work of art is an uncommitted crime.
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.