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.
Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.
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.
And I'll stand on the ocean until I start sinking.
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.
The absence of limitations is the enemy of art.
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.
Being a celebrity has taught me to hide, but being an actor has opened my soul.
Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances.
Let silence be the art you practice.
When you were young, and your heart, was an open book. You used to say, live and let live.
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.
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
The true art of memory is the art of attention.
Music can change the world because it can change people.
We all know that art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.
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.
Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.