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 passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
The music industry can make you feel like a prostitute.
Once you become predictable, no one's interested anymore.
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
Music doesn't lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.
The earth has music for those who listen.
And I'll stand on the ocean until I start sinking.
Rhythm is something you either have or don't have, but when you have it, you have it all over.
It's so sweet, I feel like my teeth are rotting when I listen to the radio.
Singers come and go, but if you're a good actor, you can last a long time
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.
Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.
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.
One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
Artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs.
I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
Every actor in his heart believes everything bad that's printed about him.