When you were young, and your heart, was an open book. You used to say, live and let live.
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
Once you become predictable, no one's interested anymore.
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.
One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
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.
And I'll stand on the ocean until I start sinking.
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.
You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.
I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to.
Singers come and go, but if you're a good actor, you can last a long time
Rhythm is something you either have or don't have, but when you have it, you have it all over.
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.
Comedy is the blues for people who can?t sing.
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
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'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.
Music is mediator between spiritual and sensual life.
A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.
Music should be something that makes you gotta move, inside or outside