Once you become predictable, no one's interested anymore.
The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.
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.
Art is never finished, only abandoned.
Music with dinner is an insult, both to the cook and the violinist.
I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.
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.
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.
Rock and roll music, if you like it, if you feel it, you can't help but move to it. That's what happens to me. I can't help it.
We're not trying to change the world; just music.
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.
Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.
A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night, and in between he does what he wants to do.
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.
A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.
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.
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
Music should be something that makes you gotta move, inside or outside
Artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs.
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.