Art not only imitates nature, but also completes its deficiencies.
A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.
You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
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.
The absence of limitations is the enemy of art.
One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
Rhythm is something you either have or don't have, but when you have it, you have it all over.
Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
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.
The earth has music for those who listen.
People ask me how I make music. I tell them I just step into it. It's like stepping into a river and joining the flow. Every moment in the river has its song.
Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.
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.
Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.
I think another thing is that we don't really want exclusivity. We accept that it is in the artist's interest to be on sale in every place where they sell music.
Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.
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.
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.
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.