Rhythm is something you either have or don't have, but when you have it, you have it all over.
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.
One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
Comedy is the blues for people who can?t sing.
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
Music with dinner is an insult, both to the cook and the violinist.
Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.
The music industry can make you feel like a prostitute.
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.
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.
To play without passion is inexcusable!
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.
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.
Being a celebrity has taught me to hide, but being an actor has opened my soul.
Artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs.
I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.
Art is never finished, only abandoned.
I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to.
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.