Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.
I can't listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland.
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.
I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.
Every work of art is an uncommitted crime.
Singers come and go, but if you're a good actor, you can last a long time
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
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.
The true art of memory is the art of attention.
Music is mediator between spiritual and sensual life.
Rhythm is something you either have or don't have, but when you have it, you have it all over.
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.
Play it fuckin' loud!
It's so sweet, I feel like my teeth are rotting when I listen to the radio.
Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.
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.
We're not trying to change the world; just music.
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.