Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.
Play it fuckin' loud!
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.
I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.
Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.
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.
Art is never finished, only abandoned.
The true art of memory is the art of attention.
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
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.
Once you become predictable, no one's interested anymore.
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 music industry can make you feel like a prostitute.
Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.
Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
We're not trying to change the world; just music.
To play without passion is inexcusable!
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.
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.