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.
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?
And I'll stand on the ocean until I start sinking.
Art is permitted to survive only if it renounces the right to be different, and integrates itself into the omnipotent realm of the profane.
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.
Music doesn't lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.
Art not only imitates nature, but also completes its deficiencies.
Rhythm is something you either have or don't have, but when you have it, you have it all over.
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.
Art is never finished, only abandoned.
Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.
Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth.
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.
Singers come and go, but if you're a good actor, you can last a long time
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.
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 aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.