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.
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
Play it fuckin' loud!
Music can change the world because it can change people.
Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.
The true art of memory is the art of attention.
Music melts all the separate parts of our bodies together.
Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.
Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.
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.
I can't listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland.
We all know that art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.
One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
Art is permitted to survive only if it renounces the right to be different, and integrates itself into the omnipotent realm of the profane.
Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.
And I'll stand on the ocean until I start sinking.
To play without passion is inexcusable!
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.
I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.
When you were young, and your heart, was an open book. You used to say, live and let live.
One thing that really appeals to me is this idea of music being a living thing that has an evolution that, in a way, enables the artist to sell a process rather than a piece of product.