Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances.
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
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.
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?
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
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 a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
I accept chaos, I'm not sure whether it accepts me.
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
Every actor in his heart believes everything bad that's printed about him.
Music can change the world because it can change people.
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
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 was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.
The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.
Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to.
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.