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.
Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.
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.
One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
Rhythm is something you either have or don't have, but when you have it, you have it all over.
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.
Singers come and go, but if you're a good actor, you can last a long time
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.
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
Art is permitted to survive only if it renounces the right to be different, and integrates itself into the omnipotent realm of the profane.
Music melts all the separate parts of our bodies together.
Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.
The absence of limitations is the enemy of art.
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.
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.
Artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs.
Let silence be the art you practice.
Music should be something that makes you gotta move, inside or outside
Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.
It's so sweet, I feel like my teeth are rotting when I listen to the radio.