The absence of limitations is the enemy of art.
Art is permitted to survive only if it renounces the right to be different, and integrates itself into the omnipotent realm of the profane.
Singers come and go, but if you're a good actor, you can last a long time
Art not only imitates nature, but also completes its deficiencies.
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night, and in between he does what he wants to do.
Artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs.
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.
A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.
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.
I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to.
Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.
Every work of art is an uncommitted crime.
And I'll stand on the ocean until I start sinking.
The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.
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.
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.
One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.
Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth.