Art is permitted to survive only if it renounces the right to be different, and integrates itself into the omnipotent realm of the profane.
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.
I accept chaos, I'm not sure whether it accepts me.
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time
The earth has music for those who listen.
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.
One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
Music doesn't lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through 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.
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.
The music industry can make you feel like a prostitute.
Singers come and go, but if you're a good actor, you can last a long time
Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances.
The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.
Art is never finished, only abandoned.
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
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.
Let silence be the art you practice.