Play it fuckin' loud!
Artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs.
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.
You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.
I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to.
Singers come and go, but if you're a good actor, you can last a long time
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.
One thing that really appeals to me is this idea of music being a living thing that has an evolution that, in a way, enables the artist to sell a process rather than a piece of product.
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
The earth has music for those who listen.
We all know that art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
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.
Once you become predictable, no one's interested anymore.
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?
Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
Critics are the men who have failed in literature and art.
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
Music can change the world because it can change people.