And I'll stand on the ocean until I start sinking.
Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.
Art! Who comprehends her? With whom can one consult concerning this great goddess?
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.
Art is permitted to survive only if it renounces the right to be different, and integrates itself into the omnipotent realm of the profane.
I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
Art not only imitates nature, but also completes its deficiencies.
It's so sweet, I feel like my teeth are rotting when I listen to the radio.
Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
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.
Once you become predictable, no one's interested anymore.
Being a celebrity has taught me to hide, but being an actor has opened my soul.
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
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.
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.
And, in the end The love you take is equal to the love you make.
I think another thing is that we don't really want exclusivity. We accept that it is in the artist's interest to be on sale in every place where they sell music.
Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances.
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.