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?
The earth has music for those who listen.
Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.
Art! Who comprehends her? With whom can one consult concerning this great goddess?
Comedy is the blues for people who can?t sing.
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.
Once you become predictable, no one's interested anymore.
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
Every work of art is an uncommitted crime.
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.
Singers come and go, but if you're a good actor, you can last a long time
The absence of limitations is the enemy of art.
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.
I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to.
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.
Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time
I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.
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.