If you do not breathe through writing, if you do not cry out in writing, or sing in writing, then don't write, because our culture has no use for it.
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
When you were young, and your heart, was an open book. You used to say, live and let live.
To play without passion is inexcusable!
The only escape from the miseries of life are music and cats...
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
Being a celebrity has taught me to hide, but being an actor has opened my soul.
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
We all know that art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
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.
You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.
Play it fuckin' loud!
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.
Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth.
Music should be something that makes you gotta move, inside or outside
Comedy is the blues for people who can?t sing.
I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.
Music is mediator between spiritual and sensual life.
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.