You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
An artist's duty is rather to stay open-minded and in a state where he can receive information and inspiration. You always have to be ready for that little artistic Epiphany.
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.
A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.
To play without passion is inexcusable!
It's so sweet, I feel like my teeth are rotting when I listen to the radio.
Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.
Being a celebrity has taught me to hide, but being an actor has opened my soul.
Music doesn't lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.
The absence of limitations is the enemy of art.
Every work of art is an uncommitted crime.
Artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs.
I love rock-n-roll. I think it's an exciting art form. It's revolutionary. Still revolutionary and it changed people. It changed their hearts. But yeah, even rock-n-roll has a lot of rubbish, really bad music.
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.
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
Music melts all the separate parts of our bodies together.
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.
When you were young, and your heart, was an open book. You used to say, live and let live.
We're not trying to change the world; just music.
And I'll stand on the ocean until I start sinking.