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 is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
Music doesn't lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through 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?
Critics are the men who have failed in literature and art.
Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth.
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.
Being a celebrity has taught me to hide, but being an actor has opened my soul.
The true art of memory is the art of attention.
To play without passion is inexcusable!
The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.
I can't listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland.
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.
Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
Art! Who comprehends her? With whom can one consult concerning this great goddess?
Music is mediator between spiritual and sensual life.
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.