Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.
You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.
If you do not breathe through writing, if you do not cry out in writing, or sing in writing, then don't write, because our culture has no use for it.
The earth has music for those who listen.
Artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs.
Let silence be the art you practice.
Once you become predictable, no one's interested anymore.
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.
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.
I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to.
I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
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.
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
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.
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 spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
Music should be something that makes you gotta move, inside or outside
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.
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?