Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.
It's so sweet, I feel like my teeth are rotting when I listen to the radio.
And, in the end The love you take is equal to the love you make.
The absence of limitations is the enemy of art.
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to.
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 one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.
The only escape from the miseries of life are music and cats...
Music is mediator between spiritual and sensual life.
Every work of art is an uncommitted crime.
Every actor in his heart believes everything bad that's printed about him.
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.
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.
Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth.
Being a celebrity has taught me to hide, but being an actor has opened my soul.
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.