The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
The earth has music for those who listen.
We're not trying to change the world; just music.
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.
Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
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.
Singers come and go, but if you're a good actor, you can last a long time
It's so sweet, I feel like my teeth are rotting when I listen to the radio.
Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.
I love rock-n-roll. I think it's an exciting art form. It's revolutionary. Still revolutionary and it changed people. It changed their hearts. But yeah, even rock-n-roll has a lot of rubbish, really bad music.
Comedy is the blues for people who can?t sing.
Once you become predictable, no one's interested anymore.
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.
Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.
I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.
Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.
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.
I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
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.
Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time
One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.