We're not trying to change the world; just music.
Art is permitted to survive only if it renounces the right to be different, and integrates itself into the omnipotent realm of the profane.
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
I have a genuine love affair with my audience. When I`m on stage they`re not privileged to see me. It`s a privilege for me to see them.
Music melts all the separate parts of our bodies together.
Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
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.
The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.
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.
Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.
Once you become predictable, no one's interested anymore.
Every work of art is an uncommitted crime.
Comedy is the blues for people who can?t sing.
Artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs.
Music is mediator between spiritual and sensual life.
Art! Who comprehends her? With whom can one consult concerning this great goddess?
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.
Play it fuckin' loud!
Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.
Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.
A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.