People ask me how I make music. I tell them I just step into it. It's like stepping into a river and joining the flow. Every moment in the river has its song.
The music industry can make you feel like a prostitute.
Music can change the world because it can change people.
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.
The true art of memory is the art of attention.
Artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs.
Every actor in his heart believes everything bad that's printed about him.
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.
We all know that art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.
We're not trying to change the world; just music.
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.
And, in the end The love you take is equal to the love you make.
Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.
Singers come and go, but if you're a good actor, you can last a long time
Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.
When you were young, and your heart, was an open book. You used to say, live and let live.
It's so sweet, I feel like my teeth are rotting when I listen to the radio.
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 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.