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?
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.
Play it fuckin' loud!
Comedy is the blues for people who can?t sing.
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.
Critics are the men who have failed in literature and art.
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.
Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.
Every work of art is an uncommitted crime.
When you were young, and your heart, was an open book. You used to say, live and let live.
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 in the soul can be heard by the universe.
The music industry can make you feel like a prostitute.
One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth.
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.
The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.
Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time
I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
Art not only imitates nature, but also completes its deficiencies.