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.
A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.
You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.
Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.
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.
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
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 melts all the separate parts of our bodies together.
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.
Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.
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.
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.
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
Music should be something that makes you gotta move, inside or outside
Play it fuckin' loud!
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
And I'll stand on the ocean until I start sinking.
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.
Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.
The absence of limitations is the enemy of art.