Every work of art is an uncommitted crime.
Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances.
Play it fuckin' loud!
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.
Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.
The true art of memory is the art of attention.
And, in the end The love you take is equal to the love you make.
Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time
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.
The earth has music for those who listen.
Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
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.
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?
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.
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.
A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.
We're not trying to change the world; just music.
Music melts all the separate parts of our bodies together.