Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
Music doesn't lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.
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.
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
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.
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
The earth has music for those who listen.
Singers come and go, but if you're a good actor, you can last a long time
People ask me how I make music. I tell them I just step into it. It's like stepping into a river and joining the flow. Every moment in the river has its song.
Music can change the world because it can change people.
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.
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.
One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
Let silence be the art you practice.
I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to.
Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.
Art! Who comprehends her? With whom can one consult concerning this great goddess?
Being a celebrity has taught me to hide, but being an actor has opened my soul.
Comedy is the blues for people who can?t sing.
Artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs.
I accept chaos, I'm not sure whether it accepts me.