Art is permitted to survive only if it renounces the right to be different, and integrates itself into the omnipotent realm of the profane.
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.
Artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs.
Play it fuckin' loud!
Rhythm is something you either have or don't have, but when you have it, you have it all over.
I accept chaos, I'm not sure whether it accepts me.
Artistic talent is a gift from God and whoever discovers it in himself has a certain obligation: to know that he cannot waste this talent, but must develop it.
The absence of limitations is the enemy of art.
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
It's so sweet, I feel like my teeth are rotting when I listen to the radio.
I can't listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland.
The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.
Art! Who comprehends her? With whom can one consult concerning this great goddess?
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
The only escape from the miseries of life are music and cats...
And I'll stand on the ocean until I start sinking.
Every work of art is an uncommitted crime.
Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.
To play without passion is inexcusable!
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?
Being a celebrity has taught me to hide, but being an actor has opened my soul.