Comedy is the blues for people who can?t sing.
Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.
Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.
A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.
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.
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
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.
To play without passion is inexcusable!
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.
Every actor in his heart believes everything bad that's printed about him.
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.
Let silence be the art you practice.
When you were young, and your heart, was an open book. You used to say, live and let live.
Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth.
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.
Art is never finished, only abandoned.
Art is permitted to survive only if it renounces the right to be different, and integrates itself into the omnipotent realm of the profane.