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.
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.
Every work of art is an uncommitted crime.
And I'll stand on the ocean until I start sinking.
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time
Music should be something that makes you gotta move, inside or outside
I accept chaos, I'm not sure whether it accepts me.
Critics are the men who have failed in literature and art.
Music with dinner is an insult, both to the cook and the violinist.
Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.
Let silence be the art you practice.
Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth.
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.
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?
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
Being a celebrity has taught me to hide, but being an actor has opened my soul.
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.
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.