Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth.
Being a celebrity has taught me to hide, but being an actor has opened my soul.
A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.
I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to.
I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
Singers come and go, but if you're a good actor, you can last a long time
Comedy is the blues for people who can?t sing.
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
The earth has music for those who listen.
Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.
When you were young, and your heart, was an open book. You used to say, live and let live.
Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.
I think another thing is that we don't really want exclusivity. We accept that it is in the artist's interest to be on sale in every place where they sell music.
Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.
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.
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.
Artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs.
We're not trying to change the world; just music.