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.
Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.
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.
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.
Every work of art is an uncommitted crime.
I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time
I accept chaos, I'm not sure whether it accepts me.
Let silence be the art you practice.
Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.
I can't listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland.
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 was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
We all know that art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.
It's so sweet, I feel like my teeth are rotting when I listen to the radio.
Every actor in his heart believes everything bad that's printed about him.
Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
Comedy is the blues for people who can?t sing.
The earth has music for those who listen.