The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
The music industry can make you feel like a prostitute.
I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.
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?
Art is never finished, only abandoned.
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
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.
It's so sweet, I feel like my teeth are rotting when I listen to the radio.
Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances.
The absence of limitations is the enemy of art.
Singers come and go, but if you're a good actor, you can last a long time
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.
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.
Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night, and in between he does what he wants to do.
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
We all know that art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.
Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time
Art! Who comprehends her? With whom can one consult concerning this great goddess?
Comedy is the blues for people who can?t sing.
Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth.