When you were young, and your heart, was an open book. You used to say, live and let live.
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.
Rhythm is something you either have or don't have, but when you have it, you have it all over.
To play without passion is inexcusable!
Play it fuckin' loud!
Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.
Critics are the men who have failed in literature and art.
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
I can't listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland.
Artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs.
Every actor in his heart believes everything bad that's printed about him.
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
Being a celebrity has taught me to hide, but being an actor has opened my soul.
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.
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.
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.
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
Singers come and go, but if you're a good actor, you can last a long time
Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time
Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth.
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.