Artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs.
I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
We're not trying to change the world; just music.
You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.
Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
Every actor in his heart believes everything bad that's printed about him.
Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its 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 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.
Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.
It's so sweet, I feel like my teeth are rotting when I listen to the radio.
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
Music with dinner is an insult, both to the cook and the violinist.
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.
Music should be something that makes you gotta move, inside or outside
Let silence be the art you practice.
Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.
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?
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.
I accept chaos, I'm not sure whether it accepts me.