Critics are the men who have failed in literature and art.
Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time
Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.
Once you become predictable, no one's interested anymore.
Music doesn't lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through 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?
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.
Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.
Art not only imitates nature, but also completes its deficiencies.
The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
Art is permitted to survive only if it renounces the right to be different, and integrates itself into the omnipotent realm of the profane.
We all know that art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.
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.
I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
Play it fuckin' loud!
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.
Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.
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.