Music doesn't lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.
The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.
Comedy is the blues for people who can?t sing.
And I'll stand on the ocean until I start sinking.
We all know that art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.
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.
The earth has music for those who listen.
Artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs.
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
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.
The music industry can make you feel like a prostitute.
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.
Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.
One thing that really appeals to me is this idea of music being a living thing that has an evolution that, in a way, enables the artist to sell a process rather than a piece of product.
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.
Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances.
I accept chaos, I'm not sure whether it accepts me.
Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.