I accept chaos, I'm not sure whether it accepts me.
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.
Singers come and go, but if you're a good actor, you can last a long time
Every work of art is an uncommitted crime.
Being a celebrity has taught me to hide, but being an actor has opened my soul.
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.
And, in the end The love you take is equal to the love you make.
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.
Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.
Music can change the world because it can change people.
A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.
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.
Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.
Comedy is the blues for people who can?t sing.
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.