One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
We're not trying to change the world; just music.
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.
Artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs.
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.
Artistic talent is a gift from God and whoever discovers it in himself has a certain obligation: to know that he cannot waste this talent, but must develop it.
A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.
Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
Being a celebrity has taught me to hide, but being an actor has opened my soul.
Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth.
The only escape from the miseries of life are music and cats...
Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
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.
Let silence be the art you practice.
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.
And, in the end The love you take is equal to the love you make.
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.
And I'll stand on the ocean until I start sinking.
The music industry can make you feel like a prostitute.