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.
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.
Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
The earth has music for those who listen.
Rhythm is something you either have or don't have, but when you have it, you have it all over.
And I'll stand on the ocean until I start sinking.
Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.
Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.
Music can change the world because it can change people.
The music industry can make you feel like a prostitute.
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
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.
To play without passion is inexcusable!
Art is permitted to survive only if it renounces the right to be different, and integrates itself into the omnipotent realm of the profane.
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.
Once you become predictable, no one's interested anymore.
I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
Art not only imitates nature, but also completes its deficiencies.
Singers come and go, but if you're a good actor, you can last a long time
Music doesn't lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.
Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth.