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.
Music is mediator between spiritual and sensual life.
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
We're not trying to change the world; just music.
Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time
Let silence be the art you practice.
Critics are the men who have failed in literature and art.
The earth has music for those who listen.
Singers come and go, but if you're a good actor, you can last a long time
Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.
I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to.
Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth.
Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
Being a celebrity has taught me to hide, but being an actor has opened my soul.
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.
Music should be something that makes you gotta move, inside or outside
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
Rhythm is something you either have or don't have, but when you have it, you have it all over.
The true art of memory is the art of attention.
Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.