The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.
An artist's duty is rather to stay open-minded and in a state where he can receive information and inspiration. You always have to be ready for that little artistic Epiphany.
Singers come and go, but if you're a good actor, you can last a long time
The only escape from the miseries of life are music and cats...
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?
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.
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.
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.
A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night, and in between he does what he wants to do.
The true art of memory is the art of attention.
Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.
Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth.
One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.
I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to.
I can't listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland.
Music melts all the separate parts of our bodies together.
Let silence be the art you practice.