The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.
Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.
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.
Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances.
Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth.
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
I accept chaos, I'm not sure whether it accepts me.
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
Once you become predictable, no one's interested anymore.
Comedy is the blues for people who can?t sing.
Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.
Music is mediator between spiritual and sensual life.
Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.
Art not only imitates nature, but also completes its deficiencies.
Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.
I can't listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland.
One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
Every actor in his heart believes everything bad that's printed about him.
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.
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.