Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.
Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
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.
Artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs.
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
The music industry can make you feel like a prostitute.
Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth.
Being a celebrity has taught me to hide, but being an actor has opened my soul.
Once you become predictable, no one's interested anymore.
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.
Art is permitted to survive only if it renounces the right to be different, and integrates itself into the omnipotent realm of the profane.
Let silence be the art you practice.
Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time
Music with dinner is an insult, both to the cook and the violinist.
We all know that art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.
Rhythm is something you either have or don't have, but when you have it, you have it all over.
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.
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
I accept chaos, I'm not sure whether it accepts me.
It's so sweet, I feel like my teeth are rotting when I listen to the radio.