Being a celebrity has taught me to hide, but being an actor has opened my soul.
Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances.
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.
Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth.
Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.
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.
Art is never finished, only abandoned.
Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.
I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
Critics are the men who have failed in literature and art.
The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
Art not only imitates nature, but also completes its deficiencies.
I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to.
Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.
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.
Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.
One thing that really appeals to me is this idea of music being a living thing that has an evolution that, in a way, enables the artist to sell a process rather than a piece of product.
A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.
We're not trying to change the world; just music.