A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.
The music industry can make you feel like a prostitute.
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
Being a celebrity has taught me to hide, but being an actor has opened my soul.
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?
If you do not breathe through writing, if you do not cry out in writing, or sing in writing, then don't write, because our culture has no use for it.
Music is mediator between spiritual and sensual life.
Music melts all the separate parts of our bodies together.
The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.
Art not only imitates nature, but also completes its deficiencies.
I can't listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland.
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.
Art is never finished, only abandoned.
Let silence be the art you practice.
Music with dinner is an insult, both to the cook and the violinist.
Play it fuckin' loud!
It's so sweet, I feel like my teeth are rotting when I listen to the radio.
And, in the end The love you take is equal to the love you make.
I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
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.