Artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs.
Art not only imitates nature, but also completes its deficiencies.
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.
Music doesn't lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
Every actor in his heart believes everything bad that's printed about him.
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.
Art is never finished, only abandoned.
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
Singers come and go, but if you're a good actor, you can last a long time
One thing that really appeals to me is this idea of music being a living thing that has an evolution that, in a way, enables the artist to sell a process rather than a piece of product.
Rhythm is something you either have or don't have, but when you have it, you have it all over.
And I'll stand on the ocean until I start sinking.
The only escape from the miseries of life are music and cats...
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.
One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
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?
I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to.