Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.
One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
The absence of limitations is the enemy of art.
Every actor in his heart believes everything bad that's printed about him.
Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.
Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.
Music with dinner is an insult, both to the cook and the violinist.
I accept chaos, I'm not sure whether it accepts me.
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
And I'll stand on the ocean until I start sinking.
Art! Who comprehends her? With whom can one consult concerning this great goddess?
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
The earth has music for those who listen.
Being a celebrity has taught me to hide, but being an actor has opened my soul.
Artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs.
The music industry can make you feel like a prostitute.
To play without passion is inexcusable!