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.
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.
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
We all know that art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.
Art is permitted to survive only if it renounces the right to be different, and integrates itself into the omnipotent realm of the profane.
Once you become predictable, no one's interested anymore.
The only escape from the miseries of life are music and cats...
Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.
Critics are the men who have failed in literature and art.
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.
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
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.
Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.
Singers come and go, but if you're a good actor, you can last a long time
Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances.
Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.