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.
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night, and in between he does what he wants to do.
Music is mediator between spiritual and sensual life.
Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.
Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time
Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.
You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.
Being a celebrity has taught me to hide, but being an actor has opened my soul.
I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.
Music should be something that makes you gotta move, inside or outside
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
We're not trying to change the world; just music.
And I'll stand on the ocean until I start sinking.
I have a genuine love affair with my audience. When I`m on stage they`re not privileged to see me. It`s a privilege for me to see them.
Art! Who comprehends her? With whom can one consult concerning this great goddess?
The earth has music for those who listen.
And, in the end The love you take is equal to the love you make.
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
Art is never finished, only abandoned.