Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.
Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth.
Critics are the men who have failed in literature and art.
Artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs.
Art is permitted to survive only if it renounces the right to be different, and integrates itself into the omnipotent realm of the profane.
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 is never finished, only abandoned.
Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your 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.
Every work of art is an uncommitted crime.
It's so sweet, I feel like my teeth are rotting when I listen to the radio.
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
The only escape from the miseries of life are music and cats...
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 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.
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.
When you were young, and your heart, was an open book. You used to say, live and let live.
Every actor in his heart believes everything bad that's printed about him.