Critics are the men who have failed in literature and art.
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.
Once you become predictable, no one's interested anymore.
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.
Play it fuckin' loud!
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.
Singers come and go, but if you're a good actor, you can last a long time
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.
Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.
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.
Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.
We're not trying to change the world; just music.
Music doesn't lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.
I accept chaos, I'm not sure whether it accepts me.
The earth has music for those who listen.
I think another thing is that we don't really want exclusivity. We accept that it is in the artist's interest to be on sale in every place where they sell music.
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.
Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.
A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.