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.
Art not only imitates nature, but also completes its deficiencies.
Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
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.
Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.
Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
Once you become predictable, no one's interested anymore.
Every work of art is an uncommitted crime.
I have a genuine love affair with my audience. When I`m on stage they`re not privileged to see me. It`s a privilege for me to see them.
Music is mediator between spiritual and sensual life.
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.
Art is permitted to survive only if it renounces the right to be different, and integrates itself into the omnipotent realm of the profane.
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.
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to.
The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.
Music can change the world because it can change people.
Art is never finished, only abandoned.
Music doesn't lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.