Music melts all the separate parts of our bodies together.
Artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs.
Every work of art is an uncommitted crime.
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
I accept chaos, I'm not sure whether it accepts me.
Singers come and go, but if you're a good actor, you can last a long time
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.
One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
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.
Being a celebrity has taught me to hide, but being an actor has opened my soul.
The music industry can make you feel like a prostitute.
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.
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
Rhythm is something you either have or don't have, but when you have it, you have it all over.
Play it fuckin' loud!
Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.
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.
Once you become predictable, no one's interested anymore.
Art not only imitates nature, but also completes its deficiencies.