I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to.
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.
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
Being a celebrity has taught me to hide, but being an actor has opened my soul.
I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.
An artist's duty is rather to stay open-minded and in a state where he can receive information and inspiration. You always have to be ready for that little artistic Epiphany.
Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
Let silence be the art you practice.
Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.
Music can change the world because it can change people.
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.
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.
Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances.
Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.
Art not only imitates nature, but also completes its deficiencies.
Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.