Play it fuckin' loud!
The only escape from the miseries of life are music and cats...
Music is mediator between spiritual and sensual life.
When you were young, and your heart, was an open book. You used to say, live and let live.
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.
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
I accept chaos, I'm not sure whether it accepts me.
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
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.
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
The absence of limitations is the enemy of art.
I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
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.
Music melts all the separate parts of our bodies together.
Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.