Rhythm is something you either have or don't have, but when you have it, you have it all over.
Singers come and go, but if you're a good actor, you can last a long time
Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.
To play without passion is inexcusable!
A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.
We're not trying to change the world; just music.
Let silence be the art you practice.
Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.
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.
Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.
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.
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
Critics are the men who have failed in literature and art.
Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.
We all know that art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all 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.
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?
You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to.