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.
Critics are the men who have failed in literature and art.
I accept chaos, I'm not sure whether it accepts me.
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 earth has music for those who listen.
Rhythm is something you either have or don't have, but when you have it, you have it all over.
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.
And, in the end The love you take is equal to the love you make.
I can't listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland.
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
The absence of limitations is the enemy of art.
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.
Being a celebrity has taught me to hide, but being an actor has opened my soul.
I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
When you were young, and your heart, was an open book. You used to say, live and let live.
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 is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
Every work of art is an uncommitted crime.
Comedy is the blues for people who can?t sing.