The absence of limitations is the enemy of art.
Music should be something that makes you gotta move, inside or outside
When you were young, and your heart, was an open book. You used to say, live and let live.
We all know that art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.
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.
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 passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
The true art of memory is the art of attention.
Critics are the men who have failed in literature and art.
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.
I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to.
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 mediator between spiritual and sensual life.
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.
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
Every work of art is an uncommitted crime.
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
The earth has music for those who listen.
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.