Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
I accept chaos, I'm not sure whether it accepts me.
We're not trying to change the world; just music.
When you were young, and your heart, was an open book. You used to say, live and let live.
Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth.
Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.
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?
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.
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.
To play without passion is inexcusable!
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.
Every actor in his heart believes everything bad that's printed about him.
Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.
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 art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.
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.
It's so sweet, I feel like my teeth are rotting when I listen to the radio.
Music is mediator between spiritual and sensual life.
Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.