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.
People ask me how I make music. I tell them I just step into it. It's like stepping into a river and joining the flow. Every moment in the river has its song.
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
Every actor in his heart believes everything bad that's printed about him.
Once you become predictable, no one's interested anymore.
I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to.
And, in the end The love you take is equal to the love you make.
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.
I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
One thing that really appeals to me is this idea of music being a living thing that has an evolution that, in a way, enables the artist to sell a process rather than a piece of product.
Art is never finished, only abandoned.
Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.
Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.
Comedy is the blues for people who can?t sing.
Artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs.
Music doesn't lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.
Being a celebrity has taught me to hide, but being an actor has opened my soul.
Rhythm is something you either have or don't have, but when you have it, you have it all over.
Art! Who comprehends her? With whom can one consult concerning this great goddess?
I accept chaos, I'm not sure whether it accepts me.