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.
Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
Art not only imitates nature, but also completes its deficiencies.
Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
Comedy is the blues for people who can?t sing.
The absence of limitations is the enemy of art.
I can't listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland.
Once you become predictable, no one's interested anymore.
Being a celebrity has taught me to hide, but being an actor has opened my soul.
I love rock-n-roll. I think it's an exciting art form. It's revolutionary. Still revolutionary and it changed people. It changed their hearts. But yeah, even rock-n-roll has a lot of rubbish, really bad music.
Rhythm is something you either have or don't have, but when you have it, you have it all over.
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
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.
Artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs.
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
It's so sweet, I feel like my teeth are rotting when I listen to the radio.
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.
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to.
Music can change the world because it can change people.