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?
Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.
One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
Every actor in his heart believes everything bad that's printed about him.
Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.
The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.
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.
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.
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.
Art is permitted to survive only if it renounces the right to be different, and integrates itself into the omnipotent realm of the profane.
Once you become predictable, no one's interested anymore.
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
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.
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.
A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night, and in between he does what he wants to do.
The true art of memory is the art of attention.
Music with dinner is an insult, both to the cook and the violinist.