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.
Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
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?
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 absence of limitations is the enemy of art.
A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night, and in between he does what he wants to do.
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
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.
Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.
Comedy is the blues for people who can?t sing.
Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances.
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.
I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to.
Music can change the world because it can change people.
We're not trying to change the world; just music.
Artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs.
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
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.
Art is permitted to survive only if it renounces the right to be different, and integrates itself into the omnipotent realm of the profane.
Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.