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.
Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.
We all know that art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.
Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.
I accept chaos, I'm not sure whether it accepts me.
Being a celebrity has taught me to hide, but being an actor has opened my soul.
I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
To play without passion is inexcusable!
Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
Rhythm is something you either have or don't have, but when you have it, you have it all over.
Art is permitted to survive only if it renounces the right to be different, and integrates itself into the omnipotent realm of the profane.
Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.
Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.