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 passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.
Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.
Rhythm is something you either have or don't have, but when you have it, you have it all over.
Artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs.
Art not only imitates nature, but also completes its deficiencies.
And I'll stand on the ocean until I start sinking.
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
The music industry can make you feel like a prostitute.
Music should be something that makes you gotta move, inside or outside
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.
Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.
We all know that art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.
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.
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
Being a celebrity has taught me to hide, but being an actor has opened my soul.
To play without passion is inexcusable!
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.