After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
Artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs.
Rock and roll music, if you like it, if you feel it, you can't help but move to it. That's what happens to me. I can't help it.
Artistic talent is a gift from God and whoever discovers it in himself has a certain obligation: to know that he cannot waste this talent, but must develop it.
The only escape from the miseries of life are music and cats...
Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.
I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
The earth has music for those who listen.
Being a celebrity has taught me to hide, but being an actor has opened my soul.
We all know that art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.
I love rock-n-roll. I think it's an exciting art form. It's revolutionary. Still revolutionary and it changed people. It changed their hearts. But yeah, even rock-n-roll has a lot of rubbish, really bad music.
When you were young, and your heart, was an open book. You used to say, live and let live.
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.
One thing that really appeals to me is this idea of music being a living thing that has an evolution that, in a way, enables the artist to sell a process rather than a piece of product.
Once you become predictable, no one's interested anymore.
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.
Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.