Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
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 is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
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.
Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.
I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.
Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.
And I'll stand on the ocean until I start sinking.
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.
It's so sweet, I feel like my teeth are rotting when I listen to the radio.
Music is mediator between spiritual and sensual life.
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.
Critics are the men who have failed in literature and art.
Music melts all the separate parts of our bodies together.
You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.
Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.
The absence of limitations is the enemy of art.
We're not trying to change the world; just music.