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 can't listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland.
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.
One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to.
Music melts all the separate parts of our bodies together.
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
Being a celebrity has taught me to hide, but being an actor has opened my soul.
Art not only imitates nature, but also completes its deficiencies.
Rhythm is something you either have or don't have, but when you have it, you have it all over.
The true art of memory is the art of attention.
Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth.
Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.
We're not trying to change the world; just music.
And I'll stand on the ocean until I start sinking.
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
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.