Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.
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.
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
One thing that really appeals to me is this idea of music being a living thing that has an evolution that, in a way, enables the artist to sell a process rather than a piece of product.
Music is mediator between spiritual and sensual life.
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.
Being a celebrity has taught me to hide, but being an actor has opened my soul.
Art! Who comprehends her? With whom can one consult concerning this great goddess?
One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to.
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
The earth has music for those who listen.
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.
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.
Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.
The music industry can make you feel like a prostitute.
Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth.
We're not trying to change the world; just music.
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.