The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.
Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time
And, in the end The love you take is equal to the love you make.
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
Critics are the men who have failed in literature and art.
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.
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.
A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.
Let silence be the art you practice.
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
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.
Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances.
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.
Comedy is the blues for people who can?t sing.
I accept chaos, I'm not sure whether it accepts me.
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.
And I'll stand on the ocean until I start sinking.
Singers come and go, but if you're a good actor, you can last a long time
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.