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.
Being a celebrity has taught me to hide, but being an actor has opened my soul.
Art! Who comprehends her? With whom can one consult concerning this great goddess?
Every work of art is an uncommitted crime.
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.
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
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.
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.
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?
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.
Once you become predictable, no one's interested anymore.
When you were young, and your heart, was an open book. You used to say, live and let live.
Art is never finished, only abandoned.
To play without passion is inexcusable!
Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time
Art not only imitates nature, but also completes its deficiencies.
Singers come and go, but if you're a good actor, you can last a long time