The only escape from the miseries of life are music and cats...
The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.
I can't listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland.
The earth has music for those who listen.
Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
Critics are the men who have failed in literature and art.
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.
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 man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.
Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
Let silence be the art you practice.
We're not trying to change the world; just music.
Music should be something that makes you gotta move, inside or outside
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.
You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.
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.
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.
Play it fuckin' loud!
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.