Music is mediator between spiritual and sensual life.
Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.
I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to.
When you were young, and your heart, was an open book. You used to say, live and let live.
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.
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 man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.
The only escape from the miseries of life are music and cats...
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.
A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.
A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night, and in between he does what he wants to do.
Singers come and go, but if you're a good actor, you can last a long time
I can't listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland.
Music can change the world because it can change people.
Music doesn't lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.
Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time
Play it fuckin' loud!
Comedy is the blues for people who can?t sing.
Art is permitted to survive only if it renounces the right to be different, and integrates itself into the omnipotent realm of the profane.
One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.