Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.
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.
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.
Rhythm is something you either have or don't have, but when you have it, you have it all over.
Comedy is the blues for people who can?t sing.
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
Play it fuckin' loud!
I can't listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland.
Once you become predictable, no one's interested anymore.
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
We're not trying to change the world; just music.
I accept chaos, I'm not sure whether it accepts me.
The absence of limitations is the enemy of art.
The earth has music for those who listen.
The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.
It's so sweet, I feel like my teeth are rotting when I listen to the radio.
The music industry can make you feel like a prostitute.
To play without passion is inexcusable!
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.
The only escape from the miseries of life are music and cats...
Each song is a child I nourish and give my love to. But even if you have never written a song, your life is a song. How can it not be?