We all know that art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.
Every work of art is an uncommitted crime.
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
Being a celebrity has taught me to hide, but being an actor has opened my soul.
And I'll stand on the ocean until I start sinking.
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.
Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.
Music can change the world because it can change people.
The only escape from the miseries of life are music and cats...
Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.
Comedy is the blues for people who can?t sing.
Play it fuckin' loud!
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.
The absence of limitations is the enemy of art.
It's so sweet, I feel like my teeth are rotting when I listen to the radio.
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.
Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances.
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.
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.