The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.
Artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs.
The music industry can make you feel like a prostitute.
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
The only escape from the miseries of life are music and cats...
You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.
I have a genuine love affair with my audience. When I`m on stage they`re not privileged to see me. It`s a privilege for me to see them.
Music melts all the separate parts of our bodies together.
We're not trying to change the world; just music.
Being a celebrity has taught me to hide, but being an actor has opened my soul.
Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.
Singers come and go, but if you're a good actor, you can last a long time
One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
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.
And I'll stand on the ocean until I start sinking.
Every actor in his heart believes everything bad that's printed about him.
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
Music doesn't lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.
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.
I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.