It's so sweet, I feel like my teeth are rotting when I listen to the radio.
An artist's duty is rather to stay open-minded and in a state where he can receive information and inspiration. You always have to be ready for that little artistic Epiphany.
Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
Art not only imitates nature, but also completes its deficiencies.
The absence of limitations is the enemy of art.
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
The music industry can make you feel like a prostitute.
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
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.
Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.
Music can change the world because it can change people.
Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.
One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
Singers come and go, but if you're a good actor, you can last a long time
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 spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances.