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.
Art is never finished, only abandoned.
We all know that art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.
I can't listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland.
I accept chaos, I'm not sure whether it accepts me.
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.
Art not only imitates nature, but also completes its deficiencies.
Music can change the world because it can change people.
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.
Art is permitted to survive only if it renounces the right to be different, and integrates itself into the omnipotent realm of the profane.
And I'll stand on the ocean until I start sinking.
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.
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is 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?
Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.
It's so sweet, I feel like my teeth are rotting when I listen to the radio.
The true art of memory is the art of attention.
Every work of art is an uncommitted crime.
I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.