Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances.
An artist's duty is rather to stay open-minded and in a state where he can receive information and inspiration. You always have to be ready for that little artistic Epiphany.
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.
One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
Every actor in his heart believes everything bad that's printed about him.
Music melts all the separate parts of our bodies together.
Music should be something that makes you gotta move, inside or outside
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
And I'll stand on the ocean until I start sinking.
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.
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
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.
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.
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
Singers come and go, but if you're a good actor, you can last a long time
Comedy is the blues for people who can?t sing.
Music is mediator between spiritual and sensual life.