I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.
Art is permitted to survive only if it renounces the right to be different, and integrates itself into the omnipotent realm of the profane.
Once you become predictable, no one's interested anymore.
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.
Rock and roll music, if you like it, if you feel it, you can't help but move to it. That's what happens to me. I can't help it.
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.
Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.
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.
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time
The true art of memory is the art of attention.
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
Art not only imitates nature, but also completes its deficiencies.
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.
One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
Being a celebrity has taught me to hide, but being an actor has opened my soul.
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
Music melts all the separate parts of our bodies together.