Rhythm is something you either have or don't have, but when you have it, you have it all over.
Every work of art is an uncommitted crime.
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.
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.
Critics are the men who have failed in literature and art.
One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
Artistic talent is a gift from God and whoever discovers it in himself has a certain obligation: to know that he cannot waste this talent, but must develop it.
Once you become predictable, no one's interested anymore.
You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.
Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
When you were young, and your heart, was an open book. You used to say, live and let live.
Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.
The true art of memory is the art of attention.
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
I can't listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland.
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.
The music industry can make you feel like a prostitute.
Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.