Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
The music industry can make you feel like a prostitute.
Art not only imitates nature, but also completes its deficiencies.
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?
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.
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.
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 accept chaos, I'm not sure whether it accepts me.
Art is never finished, only abandoned.
When you were young, and your heart, was an open book. You used to say, live and let live.
I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
Singers come and go, but if you're a good actor, you can last a long time
Music with dinner is an insult, both to the cook and the violinist.
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.
Comedy is the blues for people who can?t sing.
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.
Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time
Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.
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.