The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
Every work of art is an uncommitted crime.
The absence of limitations is the enemy of art.
Critics are the men who have failed in literature and art.
Singers come and go, but if you're a good actor, you can last a long time
Being a celebrity has taught me to hide, but being an actor has opened my soul.
Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.
I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.
Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time
Artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs.
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
Music doesn't lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.
And I'll stand on the ocean until I start sinking.
Let silence be the art you practice.
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
The earth has music for those who listen.
And, in the end The love you take is equal to the love you make.
Music melts all the separate parts of our bodies together.
The true art of memory is the art of attention.