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 aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.
I can't listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland.
Being a celebrity has taught me to hide, but being an actor has opened my soul.
Rock and roll music, if you like it, if you feel it, you can't help but move to it. That's what happens to me. I can't help it.
Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth.
Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
Art! Who comprehends her? With whom can one consult concerning this great goddess?
And I'll stand on the ocean until I start sinking.
Play it fuckin' loud!
Artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs.
Critics are the men who have failed in literature and art.
And, in the end The love you take is equal to the love you make.
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?
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.
Art not only imitates nature, but also completes its deficiencies.
Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances.