The true art of memory is the art of attention.
Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time
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.
Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.
Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.
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.
I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
Singers come and go, but if you're a good actor, you can last a long time
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is 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?
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.
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.
Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.
We're not trying to change the world; just music.
Music melts all the separate parts of our bodies together.
Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
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.
Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.
Music can change the world because it can change people.