An artist's duty is rather to stay open-minded and in a state where he can receive information and inspiration. You always have to be ready for that little artistic Epiphany.
Music should be something that makes you gotta move, inside or outside
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 in the soul can be heard by the universe.
The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.
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.
We all know that art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.
Singers come and go, but if you're a good actor, you can last a long time
The true art of memory is the art of attention.
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
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.
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.
Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.
Comedy is the blues for people who can?t sing.
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.
Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
We're not trying to change the world; just music.
You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
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.
Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.