Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
Being a celebrity has taught me to hide, but being an actor has opened my soul.
Music with dinner is an insult, both to the cook and the violinist.
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
Art is permitted to survive only if it renounces the right to be different, and integrates itself into the omnipotent realm of the profane.
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances.
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time
Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.
The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.
Let silence be the art you practice.
And I'll stand on the ocean until I start sinking.
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.
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.
Music doesn't lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.
Every work of art is an uncommitted crime.
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
The earth has music for those who listen.
Comedy is the blues for people who can?t sing.