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?
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.
Artistic talent is a gift from God and whoever discovers it in himself has a certain obligation: to know that he cannot waste this talent, but must develop it.
Comedy is the blues for people who can?t sing.
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.
A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.
Let silence be the art you practice.
I think another thing is that we don't really want exclusivity. We accept that it is in the artist's interest to be on sale in every place where they sell music.
The absence of limitations is the enemy of art.
Rhythm is something you either have or don't have, but when you have it, you have it all over.
The true art of memory is the art of attention.
Music with dinner is an insult, both to the cook and the violinist.
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.
It's so sweet, I feel like my teeth are rotting when I listen to the radio.
I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to.
I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his 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.
Art! Who comprehends her? With whom can one consult concerning this great goddess?
To play without passion is inexcusable!