I think music in itself is healing. Its an explosive expression of humanity. Its something we are all touched by. No matter what culture were from, everyone loves music.
By: Billy Joel
Artists - musicians, painters, writers, poets - always seem to have had the most accurate perception of what is really going on around them, not the official version or the popular perception of contemporary life.
The good ole days werent always good, and tomorrow aint as bad as it seems.
I was drawn to boxing because I got beat up as a kid. I was the kid with the piano books in a New York neighbourhood.
I have a theory that the only original things we ever do are mistakes.
As human beings, we need to know that we are not alone, that we are not crazy or completely out of our minds, that there are other people out there who feel as we do, live as we do, love as we do, who are like us.
Id rather laugh with the sinners than cry with the saints - the sinners are much more fun.
I am no longer afraid of becoming lost, because the journey back always reveals something new, and that is ultimately good for the artist.
Like family, we are tied to each other. This is what all good musicians understand.
The whole world loves American movies, blue jeans, jazz and rock and roll. It is probably a better way to get to know our country than by what politicians or airline commercials represent.
I have been both praised and criticized. The criticism stung, but the praise sometimes bothered me even more. To have received such praise and honors has always been puzzling to me.
I dont care what consequence it brings, I have been a fool for lesser things.
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