Art! Who comprehends her? With whom can one consult concerning this great goddess?
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.
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
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.
Music can change the world because it can change people.
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.
Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.
Let silence be the art you practice.
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.
The only escape from the miseries of life are music and cats...
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.
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?
Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.
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.
Play it fuckin' loud!
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.
Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.