Music is mediator between spiritual and sensual life.
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.
The true art of memory is the art of attention.
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.
I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.
One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
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.
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
Every work of art is an uncommitted crime.
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'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 always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time
Being a celebrity has taught me to hide, but being an actor has opened my soul.
The music industry can make you feel like a prostitute.
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
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.
Critics are the men who have failed in literature and art.