Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances.
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.
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.
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.
I accept chaos, I'm not sure whether it accepts me.
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
I think another thing is that we don't really want exclusivity. We accept that it is in the artist's interest to be on sale in every place where they sell music.
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.
Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.
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.
Comedy is the blues for people who can?t sing.
Art not only imitates nature, but also completes its deficiencies.
Rhythm is something you either have or don't have, but when you have it, you have it all over.
The music industry can make you feel like a prostitute.
Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.
Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.
I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.
Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.
We all know that art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.