Being a celebrity has taught me to hide, but being an actor has opened my soul.
To play without passion is inexcusable!
It's so sweet, I feel like my teeth are rotting when I listen to the radio.
A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.
Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.
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.
Art! Who comprehends her? With whom can one consult concerning this great goddess?
Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.
Every work of art is an uncommitted crime.
The earth has music for those who listen.
The absence of limitations is the enemy of art.
Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.
Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
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.
Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth.
We all know that art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.
Music doesn't lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.