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.
Being a celebrity has taught me to hide, but being an actor has opened my soul.
Comedy is the blues for people who can?t sing.
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.
People ask me how I make music. I tell them I just step into it. It's like stepping into a river and joining the flow. Every moment in the river has its song.
Music is mediator between spiritual and sensual life.
When you were young, and your heart, was an open book. You used to say, live and let live.
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?
Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.
Singers come and go, but if you're a good actor, you can last a long time
Critics are the men who have failed in literature and art.
A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.
Every work of art is an uncommitted crime.
Art is never finished, only abandoned.
Play it fuckin' loud!
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
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'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 is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
And, in the end The love you take is equal to the love you make.