Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
Art! Who comprehends her? With whom can one consult concerning this great goddess?
I accept chaos, I'm not sure whether it accepts me.
Music doesn't lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.
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 should be something that makes you gotta move, inside or outside
The absence of limitations is the enemy of art.
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
The only escape from the miseries of life are music and cats...
And I'll stand on the ocean until I start sinking.
The music industry can make you feel like a prostitute.
Being a celebrity has taught me to hide, but being an actor has opened my soul.
Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.
Rhythm is something you either have or don't have, but when you have it, you have it all over.
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.
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
Once you become predictable, no one's interested anymore.