I have a genuine love affair with my audience. When I`m on stage they`re not privileged to see me. It`s a privilege for me to see them.
When you were young, and your heart, was an open book. You used to say, live and let live.
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.
Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.
The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.
A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.
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.
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.
Once you become predictable, no one's interested anymore.
Art not only imitates nature, but also completes its deficiencies.
One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
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.
Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances.
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
Artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs.
To play without passion is inexcusable!
Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
Every actor in his heart believes everything bad that's printed about him.