The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.
Rhythm is something you either have or don't have, but when you have it, you have it all over.
A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to.
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
Play it fuckin' loud!
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?
The absence of limitations is the enemy of art.
I can't listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland.
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.
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.
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.
Music melts all the separate parts of our bodies together.
Singers come and go, but if you're a good actor, you can last a long time
Every actor in his heart believes everything bad that's printed about him.
Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.
Music is mediator between spiritual and sensual life.
We're not trying to change the world; just music.
And, in the end The love you take is equal to the love you make.
Let silence be the art you practice.