To play without passion is inexcusable!
Art! Who comprehends her? With whom can one consult concerning this great goddess?
Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.
Play it fuckin' loud!
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
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.
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
Music should be something that makes you gotta move, inside or outside
The only escape from the miseries of life are music and cats...
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.
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.
The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.
Artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs.
Singers come and go, but if you're a good actor, you can last a long time
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.
And I'll stand on the ocean until I start sinking.
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 true art of memory is the art of attention.
Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.
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.
A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.