Art is permitted to survive only if it renounces the right to be different, and integrates itself into the omnipotent realm of the profane.
You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.
Comedy is the blues for people who can?t sing.
When you were young, and your heart, was an open book. You used to say, live and let live.
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.
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.
Play it fuckin' loud!
Music is mediator between spiritual and sensual life.
Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time
Being a celebrity has taught me to hide, but being an actor has opened my soul.
The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.
Every work of art is an uncommitted crime.
We're not trying to change the world; just music.
The only escape from the miseries of life are music and cats...
I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.
Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.
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 should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.
Music doesn't lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.
It's so sweet, I feel like my teeth are rotting when I listen to the radio.