Critics are the men who have failed in literature and art.
Once you become predictable, no one's interested anymore.
When you were young, and your heart, was an open book. You used to say, live and let live.
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.
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
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.
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.
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
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.
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
Music can change the world because it can change people.
Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.
The only escape from the miseries of life are music and cats...
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 doesn't lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.
Every work of art is an uncommitted crime.
Every actor in his heart believes everything bad that's printed about him.
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.
We all know that art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.
One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.