We all know that art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
I accept chaos, I'm not sure whether it accepts me.
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.
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.
Critics are the men who have failed in literature and art.
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.
Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.
The true art of memory is the art of attention.
Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.
We're not trying to change the world; just music.
I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
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?
Singers come and go, but if you're a good actor, you can last a long time
Art not only imitates nature, but also completes its deficiencies.
Music can change the world because it can change people.
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 with dinner is an insult, both to the cook and the violinist.
Music doesn't lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.
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.
Rhythm is something you either have or don't have, but when you have it, you have it all over.