Art is permitted to survive only if it renounces the right to be different, and integrates itself into the omnipotent realm of the profane.
Music with dinner is an insult, both to the cook and the violinist.
Comedy is the blues for people who can?t sing.
One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
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?
Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
The only escape from the miseries of life are music and cats...
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
Critics are the men who have failed in literature and art.
I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to.
Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.
Art not only imitates nature, but also completes its deficiencies.
To play without passion is inexcusable!
Being a celebrity has taught me to hide, but being an actor has opened my soul.
Once you become predictable, no one's interested anymore.
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.
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.
Every work of art is an uncommitted crime.
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
An artist's duty is rather to stay open-minded and in a state where he can receive information and inspiration. You always have to be ready for that little artistic Epiphany.
Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.