After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
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.
Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.
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.
Once you become predictable, no one's interested anymore.
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.
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
The only escape from the miseries of life are music and cats...
I can't listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland.
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.
Artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs.
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.
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 a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
Singers come and go, but if you're a good actor, you can last a long time
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 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.
We're not trying to change the world; just music.
I accept chaos, I'm not sure whether it accepts me.