Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth.
Music can change the world because it can change people.
Comedy is the blues for people who can?t sing.
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.
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.
Music doesn't lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.
And, in the end The love you take is equal to the love you make.
I think another thing is that we don't really want exclusivity. We accept that it is in the artist's interest to be on sale in every place where they sell music.
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.
Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
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.
Being a celebrity has taught me to hide, but being an actor has opened my soul.
To play without passion is inexcusable!
The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.
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.
A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.
Music should be something that makes you gotta move, inside or outside
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
It's so sweet, I feel like my teeth are rotting when I listen to the radio.