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 is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.
The music industry can make you feel like a prostitute.
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.
Rhythm is something you either have or don't have, but when you have it, you have it all over.
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
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.
When you were young, and your heart, was an open book. You used to say, live and let live.
And I'll stand on the ocean until I start sinking.
Singers come and go, but if you're a good actor, you can last a long time
It's so sweet, I feel like my teeth are rotting when I listen to the radio.
Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances.
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?
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.
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.
The earth has music for those who listen.
Art is permitted to survive only if it renounces the right to be different, and integrates itself into the omnipotent realm of the profane.
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.
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
Music with dinner is an insult, both to the cook and the violinist.