The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.
Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time
Artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs.
Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.
Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.
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.
And, in the end The love you take is equal to the love you make.
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
To play without passion is inexcusable!
Every work of art is an uncommitted crime.
Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth.
Every actor in his heart believes everything bad that's printed about him.
One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
When you were young, and your heart, was an open book. You used to say, live and let live.
The earth has music for those who listen.
Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
Being a celebrity has taught me to hide, but being an actor has opened my soul.
Let silence be the art you practice.
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.
Art is permitted to survive only if it renounces the right to be different, and integrates itself into the omnipotent realm of the profane.