The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
Let silence be the art you practice.
Every actor in his heart believes everything bad that's printed about him.
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.
I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to.
Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.
Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.
Art! Who comprehends her? With whom can one consult concerning this great goddess?
Music is mediator between spiritual and sensual life.
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
We're not trying to change the world; just music.
Being a celebrity has taught me to hide, but being an actor has opened my soul.
I'm very happy to hear that my work inspires writers and painters. It's the most beautiful compliment, the greatest reward. Art should always be an exchange.
Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.
Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.
The only escape from the miseries of life are music and cats...
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
Every work of art is an uncommitted crime.
One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.