Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
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.
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 purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
Music can change the world because it can change people.
The true art of memory is the art of attention.
I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
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.
Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.
Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.
It's so sweet, I feel like my teeth are rotting when I listen to the radio.
Singers come and go, but if you're a good actor, you can last a long time
The only escape from the miseries of life are music and cats...
Comedy is the blues for people who can?t sing.
Every actor in his heart believes everything bad that's printed about him.
Art not only imitates nature, but also completes its deficiencies.
Music doesn't lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.
I love rock-n-roll. I think it's an exciting art form. It's revolutionary. Still revolutionary and it changed people. It changed their hearts. But yeah, even rock-n-roll has a lot of rubbish, really bad music.