Singers come and go, but if you're a good actor, you can last a long time
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.
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.
The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.
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?
One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
The only escape from the miseries of life are music and cats...
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
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.
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 don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to.
Let silence be the art you practice.
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.
Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth.
When you were young, and your heart, was an open book. You used to say, live and let live.
One thing that really appeals to me is this idea of music being a living thing that has an evolution that, in a way, enables the artist to sell a process rather than a piece of product.
Art! Who comprehends her? With whom can one consult concerning this great goddess?
Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.
Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.