I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
I accept chaos, I'm not sure whether it accepts me.
Music can change the world because it can change people.
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
Art! Who comprehends her? With whom can one consult concerning this great goddess?
Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
Play it fuckin' loud!
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.
A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.
Art is never finished, only abandoned.
I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to.
It's so sweet, I feel like my teeth are rotting when I listen to the radio.
Music doesn't lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time
Singers come and go, but if you're a good actor, you can last a long time
Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.
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.