After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
Being a celebrity has taught me to hide, but being an actor has opened my soul.
Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.
Every work of art is an uncommitted crime.
Music with dinner is an insult, both to the cook and the violinist.
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
Music melts all the separate parts of our bodies together.
Music can change the world because it can change people.
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.
Comedy is the blues for people who can?t sing.
Artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs.
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.
Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.
Art is never finished, only abandoned.
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night, and in between he does what he wants to do.
I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
Art! Who comprehends her? With whom can one consult concerning this great goddess?
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'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 love rock-n-roll. I think it's an exciting art form. It's revolutionary. Still revolutionary and it changed people. It changed their hearts. But yeah, even rock-n-roll has a lot of rubbish, really bad music.