A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.
Play it fuckin' loud!
Rhythm is something you either have or don't have, but when you have it, you have it all over.
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 in the soul can be heard by the universe.
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
To play without passion is inexcusable!
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.
Art is permitted to survive only if it renounces the right to be different, and integrates itself into the omnipotent realm of the profane.
I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.
Music doesn't lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.
Every work of art is an uncommitted crime.
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.
Being a celebrity has taught me to hide, but being an actor has opened my soul.
The only escape from the miseries of life are music and cats...
If you do not breathe through writing, if you do not cry out in writing, or sing in writing, then don't write, because our culture has no use for it.
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.
Comedy is the blues for people who can?t sing.
Music is mediator between spiritual and sensual life.
Artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs.