Artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs.
I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to.
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.
Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances.
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?
Being a celebrity has taught me to hide, but being an actor has opened my soul.
Artistic talent is a gift from God and whoever discovers it in himself has a certain obligation: to know that he cannot waste this talent, but must develop it.
Music should be something that makes you gotta move, inside or outside
Rock and roll music, if you like it, if you feel it, you can't help but move to it. That's what happens to me. I can't help it.
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.
I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
The only escape from the miseries of life are music and cats...
Comedy is the blues for people who can?t sing.
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.
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
When you were young, and your heart, was an open book. You used to say, live and let live.
Music doesn't lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.
The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.
Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
I accept chaos, I'm not sure whether it accepts me.