I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.
When you were young, and your heart, was an open book. You used to say, live and let live.
Every actor in his heart believes everything bad that's printed about him.
Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
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.
Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
Music with dinner is an insult, both to the cook and the violinist.
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
The true art of memory is the art of attention.
Every work of art is an uncommitted crime.
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.
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.
Each song is a child I nourish and give my love to. But even if you have never written a song, your life is a song. How can it not be?
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.
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.
Comedy is the blues for people who can?t sing.
It's so sweet, I feel like my teeth are rotting when I listen to the radio.