Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
Art is permitted to survive only if it renounces the right to be different, and integrates itself into the omnipotent realm of the profane.
When you were young, and your heart, was an open book. You used to say, live and let live.
Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.
I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
To play without passion is inexcusable!
We all know that art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.
Comedy is the blues for people who can?t sing.
Music doesn't lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all 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.
One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
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 be something that makes you gotta move, inside or outside
The earth has music for those who listen.
Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.
Let silence be the art you practice.
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 spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
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.