Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.
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.
Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances.
A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.
Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
The absence of limitations is the enemy of art.
Music melts all the separate parts of our bodies together.
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.
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?
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
The only escape from the miseries of life are music and cats...
Once you become predictable, no one's interested anymore.
And, in the end The love you take is equal to the love you make.
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
Singers come and go, but if you're a good actor, you can last a long time
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.
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.
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
Art not only imitates nature, but also completes its deficiencies.