Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.
Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
We all know that art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
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?
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth.
Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
Music is mediator between spiritual and sensual life.
The only escape from the miseries of life are music and cats...
I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
I accept chaos, I'm not sure whether it accepts me.
Being a celebrity has taught me to hide, but being an actor has opened my soul.
Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
The true art of memory is the art of attention.
Every work of art is an uncommitted crime.
Music should be something that makes you gotta move, inside or outside
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.
A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.