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.
Once you become predictable, no one's interested anymore.
Comedy is the blues for people who can?t sing.
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
Art not only imitates nature, but also completes its deficiencies.
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.
Music is mediator between spiritual and sensual life.
The earth has music for those who listen.
Music can change the world because it can change people.
Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.
Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.
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.
To play without passion is inexcusable!
Critics are the men who have failed in literature and art.
The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.
Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.
The absence of limitations is the enemy of art.
Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.
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.