One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
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'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.
Singers come and go, but if you're a good actor, you can last a long time
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.
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.
You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.
It's so sweet, I feel like my teeth are rotting when I listen to the radio.
Every actor in his heart believes everything bad that's printed about him.
Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.
Every work of art is an uncommitted crime.
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.
Comedy is the blues for people who can?t sing.
I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
Art is never finished, only abandoned.
And, in the end The love you take is equal to the love you make.
The music industry can make you feel like a prostitute.
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
The only escape from the miseries of life are music and cats...
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.