Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.
It's so sweet, I feel like my teeth are rotting when I listen to the radio.
Art is never finished, only abandoned.
To play without passion is inexcusable!
Every work of art is an uncommitted crime.
And, in the end The love you take is equal to the love you make.
When you were young, and your heart, was an open book. You used to say, live and let live.
Comedy is the blues for people who can?t sing.
And I'll stand on the ocean until I start sinking.
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.
A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.
One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
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.
Singers come and go, but if you're a good actor, you can last a long time
Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.
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.
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
We're not trying to change the world; just music.
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.