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.
Art not only imitates nature, but also completes its deficiencies.
Critics are the men who have failed in literature and art.
The absence of limitations is the enemy of art.
I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to.
Play it fuckin' loud!
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.
Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
Every work of art is an uncommitted crime.
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
And I'll stand on the ocean until I start sinking.
Artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs.
I can't listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland.
And, in the end The love you take is equal to the love you make.
The earth has music for those who listen.
Music doesn't lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.
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.
Rhythm is something you either have or don't have, but when you have it, you have it all over.
I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.