I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
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.
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.
One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth.
Singers come and go, but if you're a good actor, you can last a long time
Being a celebrity has taught me to hide, but being an actor has opened my soul.
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.
Music doesn't lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.
I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
And I'll stand on the ocean until I start sinking.
The only escape from the miseries of life are music and cats...
Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.
Play it fuckin' loud!
Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.
Let silence be the art you practice.
Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to.
Music should be something that makes you gotta move, inside or outside
Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.