Rhythm is something you either have or don't have, but when you have it, you have it all over.
Being a celebrity has taught me to hide, but being an actor has opened my soul.
I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
Comedy is the blues for people who can?t sing.
One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
Music with dinner is an insult, both to the cook and the violinist.
Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.
And I'll stand on the ocean until I start sinking.
A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.
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.
Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.
Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
Music melts all the separate parts of our bodies together.
We're not trying to change the world; just 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.
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.
When you were young, and your heart, was an open book. You used to say, live and let live.
The music industry can make you feel like a prostitute.
Artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs.