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.
Every work of art is an uncommitted crime.
You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.
Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.
Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
Art is never finished, only abandoned.
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.
Every actor in his heart believes everything bad that's printed about him.
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.
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.
The earth has music for those who listen.
Being a celebrity has taught me to hide, but being an actor has opened my soul.
The music industry can make you feel like a prostitute.
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.
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 melts all the separate parts of our bodies together.
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
Rock and roll music, if you like it, if you feel it, you can't help but move to it. That's what happens to me. I can't help it.