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.
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.
Once you become predictable, no one's interested anymore.
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
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.
One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
Being a celebrity has taught me to hide, but being an actor has opened my soul.
Music with dinner is an insult, both to the cook and the violinist.
Let silence be the art you practice.
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?
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to.
Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
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.
The true art of memory is the art of attention.
Music can change the world because it can change people.
Comedy is the blues for people who can?t sing.
Play it fuckin' loud!
Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.