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.
Music can change the world because it can change people.
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 all know that art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.
Art is never finished, only abandoned.
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.
To play without passion is inexcusable!
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
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.
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.
The true art of memory is the art of attention.
The earth has music for those who listen.
I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
When you were young, and your heart, was an open book. You used to say, live and let live.
The music industry can make you feel like a prostitute.
I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to.
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.
Singers come and go, but if you're a good actor, you can last a long time