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.
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
Art not only imitates nature, but also completes its deficiencies.
People ask me how I make music. I tell them I just step into it. It's like stepping into a river and joining the flow. Every moment in the river has its song.
Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
The only escape from the miseries of life are music and cats...
Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.
Art is permitted to survive only if it renounces the right to be different, and integrates itself into the omnipotent realm of the profane.
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.
And I'll stand on the ocean until I start sinking.
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
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.
The absence of limitations is the enemy of art.
Rhythm is something you either have or don't have, but when you have it, you have it all over.
We're not trying to change the world; just music.
Music should be something that makes you gotta move, inside or outside
The true art of memory is the art of attention.
One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
Every actor in his heart believes everything bad that's printed about him.
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.