I'm very happy to hear that my work inspires writers and painters. It's the most beautiful compliment, the greatest reward. Art should always be an exchange.
Music is mediator between spiritual and sensual life.
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.
I accept chaos, I'm not sure whether it accepts me.
Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.
The music industry can make you feel like a prostitute.
Art is permitted to survive only if it renounces the right to be different, and integrates itself into the omnipotent realm of the profane.
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
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.
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
And, in the end The love you take is equal to the love you make.
One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
I think another thing is that we don't really want exclusivity. We accept that it is in the artist's interest to be on sale in every place where they sell music.
Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.
The absence of limitations is the enemy of art.
Once you become predictable, no one's interested anymore.
Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.
Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.
When you were young, and your heart, was an open book. You used to say, live and let live.
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
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.