Comedy is the blues for people who can?t sing.
Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.
Artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs.
Art not only imitates nature, but also completes its deficiencies.
Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
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.
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.
Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances.
Being a celebrity has taught me to hide, but being an actor has opened my soul.
I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.
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.
I accept chaos, I'm not sure whether it accepts me.
We all know that art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.
The true art of memory is the art of attention.
One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
Music doesn't lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.
Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.
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.
And, in the end The love you take is equal to the love you make.
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.