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.
Each song is a child I nourish and give my love to. But even if you have never written a song, your life is a song. How can it not be?
You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.
To play without passion is inexcusable!
I can't listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland.
When you were young, and your heart, was an open book. You used to say, live and let live.
Art! Who comprehends her? With whom can one consult concerning this great goddess?
One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
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.
Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.
Comedy is the blues for people who can?t sing.
The only escape from the miseries of life are music and cats...
Critics are the men who have failed in literature and art.
Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.
Art is never finished, only abandoned.
A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.
Music should be something that makes you gotta move, inside or outside
Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.