The absence of limitations is the enemy of art.
The only escape from the miseries of life are music and cats...
Every work of art is an uncommitted crime.
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?
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.
Music should be something that makes you gotta move, inside or outside
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.
Play it fuckin' loud!
Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.
It's so sweet, I feel like my teeth are rotting when I listen to the radio.
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
To play without passion is inexcusable!
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.
We're not trying to change the world; just music.
Music melts all the separate parts of our bodies together.
The true art of memory is the art of attention.
Comedy is the blues for people who can?t sing.
An artist's duty is rather to stay open-minded and in a state where he can receive information and inspiration. You always have to be ready for that little artistic Epiphany.