One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
Music melts all the separate parts of our bodies together.
Once you become predictable, no one's interested anymore.
Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.
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?
The earth has music for those who listen.
I love rock-n-roll. I think it's an exciting art form. It's revolutionary. Still revolutionary and it changed people. It changed their hearts. But yeah, even rock-n-roll has a lot of rubbish, really bad music.
Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time
Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
Critics are the men who have failed in literature and art.
Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.
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.
Art is permitted to survive only if it renounces the right to be different, and integrates itself into the omnipotent realm of the profane.
You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.
I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
Singers come and go, but if you're a good actor, you can last a long time
Art not only imitates nature, but also completes its deficiencies.