"The world is a complicated place, and there's a lot of division between people. The performing arts tend to unify people in a way nothing else does."
- David Rubenstein
"Comedy is the art of making people laugh without making them puke."
- Steve Martin
"Dance is the hidden language of the soul of the body."
- Martha Graham
"I don't care much about music. What I like is sounds."
- Dizzy Gillespie
Kinuko Y. Craft
"No good opera plot can be sensible, for people do not sing when they are feeling sensible."
- W. H. Auden
"Every bad situation is a blues song waiting to happen."
- Amy Winehouse
"Artists are traditionally resistant to labels."
- Patti Smith
"I was born with music inside me. Music was one of my parts. Like my ribs, my kidneys, my liver, my heart. Like my blood. It was a force already within me when I arrived on the scene. It was a necessity for me-like food or water."
- Ray Charles
"The people in my songs are all me."
- Bob Dylan
"Movies will make you famous; Television will make you rich; But theatre will make you good." Â
- Terrence Mann
"With an orchestra you are building citizens, better citizens for the community."
- Gustavo Dudamel
"Music is in my DNA!"
"A record ... is a statement, it's its own statement, its own entity, rather than being about something else. If I was a painter ... I don't paint the chair, I would paint feelings about the chair."
- Bob Dylan
"What's important about an actor is his acting, not his life."
- Vincent Price
"All the world's a stage."
- William Shakespeare
"When you do rap albums, you got to train yourself. You got to constantly be in character."Â
- Tupac Shakur
"The only thing you owe the public is a good performance."
- Humphrey Bogart
"I'm a good music provider, and I'm fine with that. I'm a quality music manufacturer."
- John Mayer
"The revolution will not be televised"
- Gil Scott-Heron
"Rebel children, I urge you, fight the turgid slick of conformity with which they seek to smother your glory."
- Russell Brand
Edward Kinsella III
"I'm an instant star. Just add water and stir."
- David Bowie
"Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash."
- Leonard Cohen
"The whole deal is when you walk onstage, you're up there bigger than life. People idolize you."
- Stevie Ray Vaughan
"Only the mediocre copy. Geniuses steal."
- Paco de LucÃa
"Hearing the blues changed my life."
- Van Morrison
"You are born an artist or you are not. And you stay an artist, dear, even if your voice is less of a fireworks. The artist is always there."
- Maria Callas
"I don't know where I'm going from here, but I promise it won't be boring."
- David Bowie
" "Art is the only way to run away without leaving home."
- Twyla Tharp
Maria Corte Maidagan
"Music is exciting and easy to enjoy, the rhythm and voice. It does not need interpretation. That is why it is called the Universal Language."