And, in the end The love you take is equal to the love you make.
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.
Rhythm is something you either have or don't have, but when you have it, you have it all over.
Artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs.
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.
I accept chaos, I'm not sure whether it accepts me.
Music melts all the separate parts of our bodies together.
Critics are the men who have failed in literature and art.
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
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.
I'm very happy to hear that my work inspires writers and painters. It's the most beautiful compliment, the greatest reward. Art should always be an exchange.
The absence of limitations is the enemy of art.
Music can change the world because it can change people.
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
Art not only imitates nature, but also completes its deficiencies.
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.
Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time
Play it fuckin' loud!
Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.