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.
Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth.
Music doesn't lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.
It's so sweet, I feel like my teeth are rotting when I listen to the radio.
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
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.
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.
Singers come and go, but if you're a good actor, you can last a long time
The only escape from the miseries of life are music and cats...
Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.
Music melts all the separate parts of our bodies together.
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.
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
The absence of limitations is the enemy of art.
We all know that art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.
Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.
Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
And I'll stand on the ocean until I start sinking.
Artistic talent is a gift from God and whoever discovers it in himself has a certain obligation: to know that he cannot waste this talent, but must develop it.
Being a celebrity has taught me to hide, but being an actor has opened my soul.
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.