The only escape from the miseries of life are music and cats...
Music is mediator between spiritual and sensual life.
Art not only imitates nature, but also completes its deficiencies.
Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.
It's so sweet, I feel like my teeth are rotting when I listen to the radio.
The true art of memory is the art of attention.
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.
The absence of limitations is the enemy of art.
Singers come and go, but if you're a good actor, you can last a long time
Being a celebrity has taught me to hide, but being an actor has opened my soul.
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.
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
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 day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.
Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances.
Once you become predictable, no one's interested anymore.
A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.