Being a celebrity has taught me to hide, but being an actor has opened my soul.
Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.
It's so sweet, I feel like my teeth are rotting when I listen to the radio.
Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.
The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.
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?
I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
To play without passion is inexcusable!
Every work of art is an uncommitted crime.
Art not only imitates nature, but also completes its deficiencies.
And I'll stand on the ocean until I start sinking.
Critics are the men who have failed in literature and art.
Rhythm is something you either have or don't have, but when you have it, you have it all over.
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
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.
Music should be something that makes you gotta move, inside or outside
Art! Who comprehends her? With whom can one consult concerning this great goddess?
Once you become predictable, no one's interested anymore.
Artistic talent is a gift from God and whoever discovers it in himself has a certain obligation: to know that he cannot waste this talent, but must develop it.
The true art of memory is the art of attention.
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.