Play it fuckin' loud!
Critics are the men who have failed in literature and art.
Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time
Music with dinner is an insult, both to the cook and the violinist.
One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
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'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.
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
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.
We're not trying to change the world; just music.
Every work of art is an uncommitted crime.
Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.
Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
I think another thing is that we don't really want exclusivity. We accept that it is in the artist's interest to be on sale in every place where they sell music.
Music doesn't lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.
Art not only imitates nature, but also completes its deficiencies.
Comedy is the blues for people who can?t sing.
Being a celebrity has taught me to hide, but being an actor has opened my soul.
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.