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.
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.
Every work of art is an uncommitted crime.
I love rock-n-roll. I think it's an exciting art form. It's revolutionary. Still revolutionary and it changed people. It changed their hearts. But yeah, even rock-n-roll has a lot of rubbish, really bad music.
Being a celebrity has taught me to hide, but being an actor has opened my soul.
Music should be something that makes you gotta move, inside or outside
The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.
It's so sweet, I feel like my teeth are rotting when I listen to the radio.
The absence of limitations is the enemy of art.
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.
Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
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.
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
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?
When you were young, and your heart, was an open book. You used to say, live and let live.
Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.
The music industry can make you feel like a prostitute.
Let silence be the art you practice.
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances.