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.
Music doesn't lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.
Rhythm is something you either have or don't have, but when you have it, you have it all over.
It's so sweet, I feel like my teeth are rotting when I listen to the radio.
Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.
The only escape from the miseries of life are music and cats...
Being a celebrity has taught me to hide, but being an actor has opened my soul.
Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.
Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.
We all know that art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.
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.
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?
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
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.
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.
Music should be something that makes you gotta move, inside or outside
Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.
We're not trying to change the world; just music.
Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time