Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.
Comedy is the blues for people who can?t sing.
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
Each song is a child I nourish and give my love to. But even if you have never written a song, your life is a song. How can it not be?
A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.
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 magic delivered from the lie of being truth.
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.
Critics are the men who have failed in literature and art.
I accept chaos, I'm not sure whether it accepts me.
Music melts all the separate parts of our bodies together.
When you were young, and your heart, was an open book. You used to say, live and let live.
The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.
The music industry can make you feel like a prostitute.
People ask me how I make music. I tell them I just step into it. It's like stepping into a river and joining the flow. Every moment in the river has its song.
Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.
Singers come and go, but if you're a good actor, you can last a long time