Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.
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.
I think another thing is that we don't really want exclusivity. We accept that it is in the artist's interest to be on sale in every place where they sell music.
Rhythm is something you either have or don't have, but when you have it, you have it all over.
Art! Who comprehends her? With whom can one consult concerning this great goddess?
Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.
Being a celebrity has taught me to hide, but being an actor has opened my soul.
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
The only escape from the miseries of life are music and cats...
Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.
Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.
Music should be something that makes you gotta move, inside or outside
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.
Let silence be the art you practice.
Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.
Music doesn't lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.
The music industry can make you feel like a prostitute.
A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.