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?
I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
Art is permitted to survive only if it renounces the right to be different, and integrates itself into the omnipotent realm of the profane.
Critics are the men who have failed in literature and art.
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.
Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.
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.
The music industry can make you feel like a prostitute.
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time
I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
The absence of limitations is the enemy of art.
One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
It's so sweet, I feel like my teeth are rotting when I listen to the radio.
Play it fuckin' loud!
Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.
One thing that really appeals to me is this idea of music being a living thing that has an evolution that, in a way, enables the artist to sell a process rather than a piece of product.
The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.
Rhythm is something you either have or don't have, but when you have it, you have it all over.
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.