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.
I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.
Singers come and go, but if you're a good actor, you can last a long time
The earth has music for those who listen.
The absence of limitations is the enemy of art.
I accept chaos, I'm not sure whether it accepts me.
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.
Rhythm is something you either have or don't have, but when you have it, you have it all over.
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.
Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.
Being a celebrity has taught me to hide, but being an actor has opened my soul.
If you do not breathe through writing, if you do not cry out in writing, or sing in writing, then don't write, because our culture has no use for it.
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.
It's so sweet, I feel like my teeth are rotting when I listen to the radio.
Music doesn't lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
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?
Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.
Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
Critics are the men who have failed in literature and art.