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.
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
The absence of limitations is the enemy of art.
To play without passion is inexcusable!
Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time
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.
Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.
I love rock-n-roll. I think it's an exciting art form. It's revolutionary. Still revolutionary and it changed people. It changed their hearts. But yeah, even rock-n-roll has a lot of rubbish, really bad music.
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.
We all know that art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.
Music should be something that makes you gotta move, inside or outside
I accept chaos, I'm not sure whether it accepts me.
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
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.
Being a celebrity has taught me to hide, but being an actor has opened my soul.
The only escape from the miseries of life are music and cats...
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
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.
The music industry can make you feel like a prostitute.
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
Music doesn't lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.