Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.
Art not only imitates nature, but also completes its deficiencies.
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.
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.
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.
Rhythm is something you either have or don't have, but when you have it, you have it all over.
And, in the end The love you take is equal to the love you make.
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.
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
And I'll stand on the ocean until I start sinking.
Critics are the men who have failed in literature and art.
Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.
Being a celebrity has taught me to hide, but being an actor has opened my soul.
Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.
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 is magic delivered from the lie of being truth.