Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.
The only escape from the miseries of life are music and cats...
Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances.
Once you become predictable, no one's interested anymore.
One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
An artist's duty is rather to stay open-minded and in a state where he can receive information and inspiration. You always have to be ready for that little artistic Epiphany.
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
We all know that art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.
I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
It's so sweet, I feel like my teeth are rotting when I listen to the radio.
A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.
Rock and roll music, if you like it, if you feel it, you can't help but move to it. That's what happens to me. I can't help it.
Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth.
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.
Artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs.
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.
The absence of limitations is the enemy of art.
And, in the end The love you take is equal to the love you make.
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.