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.
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
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?
Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
The absence of limitations is the enemy of art.
We all know that art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.
You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.
Critics are the men who have failed in literature and art.
Being a celebrity has taught me to hide, but being an actor has opened my soul.
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
The true art of memory is the art of attention.
The only escape from the miseries of life are music and cats...
Every actor in his heart believes everything bad that's printed about him.
I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.
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.
Comedy is the blues for people who can?t sing.
Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.
Rhythm is something you either have or don't have, but when you have it, you have it all over.
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.