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.
Play it fuckin' loud!
You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.
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?
Artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs.
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.
And I'll stand on the ocean until I start sinking.
Singers come and go, but if you're a good actor, you can last a long time
Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.
Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.
Music doesn't lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.
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.
A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth.
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
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.
Every work of art is an uncommitted crime.
I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.