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 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.
Music doesn't lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.
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.
The earth has music for those who listen.
Music can change the world because it can change people.
Art is permitted to survive only if it renounces the right to be different, and integrates itself into the omnipotent realm of the profane.
And I'll stand on the ocean until I start sinking.
Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth.
Every work of art is an uncommitted crime.
I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.
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?
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.
A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.
We're not trying to change the world; just music.
Art! Who comprehends her? With whom can one consult concerning this great goddess?
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.
Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.
To play without passion is inexcusable!
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.