The earth has music for those who listen.
To play without passion is inexcusable!
Art is permitted to survive only if it renounces the right to be different, and integrates itself into the omnipotent realm of the profane.
Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.
Comedy is the blues for people who can?t sing.
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
Being a celebrity has taught me to hide, but being an actor has opened my soul.
Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.
And I'll stand on the ocean until I start sinking.
The music industry can make you feel like a prostitute.
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.
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.
Music with dinner is an insult, both to the cook and the violinist.
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
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.
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.
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.