Being a celebrity has taught me to hide, but being an actor has opened my soul.
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.
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.
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.
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
We all know that art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.
Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.
One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
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.
It's so sweet, I feel like my teeth are rotting when I listen to the radio.
Every actor in his heart believes everything bad that's printed about him.
Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.
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.
The only escape from the miseries of life are music and cats...
I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to.
The absence of limitations is the enemy of art.
To play without passion is inexcusable!
And, in the end The love you take is equal to the love you make.
Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.