One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
The absence of limitations is the enemy of art.
The only escape from the miseries of life are music and cats...
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.
The true art of memory is the art of attention.
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.
Comedy is the blues for people who can?t sing.
To play without passion is inexcusable!
Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.
Singers come and go, but if you're a good actor, you can last a long time
Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.
We all know that art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.
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.
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.
Critics are the men who have failed in literature and art.
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?
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 is mediator between spiritual and sensual life.
Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth.
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.