The only escape from the miseries of life are music and cats...
A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.
Play it fuckin' loud!
Being a celebrity has taught me to hide, but being an actor has opened my soul.
Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
To play without passion is inexcusable!
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.
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.
Let silence be the art you practice.
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.
Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.
Every work of art is an uncommitted crime.
Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
When you were young, and your heart, was an open book. You used to say, live and let live.
Art! Who comprehends her? With whom can one consult concerning this great goddess?
Critics are the men who have failed in literature and art.
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?
Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.