Music is mediator between spiritual and sensual life.
Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.
The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.
I accept chaos, I'm not sure whether it accepts me.
Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.
Art not only imitates nature, but also completes its deficiencies.
Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.
Art is never finished, only abandoned.
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.
I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
Music doesn't lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
Rhythm is something you either have or don't have, but when you have it, you have it all over.
Critics are the men who have failed in literature and art.
Once you become predictable, no one's interested anymore.
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to 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.
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?
Artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs.
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.