Critics are the men who have failed in literature and art.
Every work of art is an uncommitted crime.
Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.
Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.
Rhythm is something you either have or don't have, but when you have it, you have it all over.
Music melts all the separate parts of our bodies together.
Art is permitted to survive only if it renounces the right to be different, and integrates itself into the omnipotent realm of the profane.
We all know that art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.
Comedy is the blues for people who can?t sing.
Being a celebrity has taught me to hide, but being an actor has opened my soul.
Singers come and go, but if you're a good actor, you can last a long time
Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.
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.
We're not trying to change the world; just music.
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
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.
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
I can't listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland.
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
Music should be something that makes you gotta move, inside or outside