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.
Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.
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.
The only escape from the miseries of life are music and cats...
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 is mediator between spiritual and sensual life.
Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.
Art! Who comprehends her? With whom can one consult concerning this great goddess?
The true art of memory is the art of attention.
Every actor in his heart believes everything bad that's printed about him.
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
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.
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.
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
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.
I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.
Art not only imitates nature, but also completes its deficiencies.
Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.