Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.
The music industry can make you feel like a prostitute.
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.
Let silence be the art you practice.
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.
Every actor in his heart believes everything bad that's printed about him.
When you were young, and your heart, was an open book. You used to say, live and let live.
Music doesn't lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.
Being a celebrity has taught me to hide, but being an actor has opened my soul.
Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.
The absence of limitations is the enemy of art.
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.
People ask me how I make music. I tell them I just step into it. It's like stepping into a river and joining the flow. Every moment in the river has its song.
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 accept chaos, I'm not sure whether it accepts me.
A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.
Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
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.