Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.
Art is magic delivered from the lie of being 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.
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.
Music should be something that makes you gotta move, inside or outside
I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.
And, in the end The love you take is equal to the love you make.
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.
I accept chaos, I'm not sure whether it accepts me.
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to.
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
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.
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?
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.
Art! Who comprehends her? With whom can one consult concerning this great goddess?
Artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs.