Play it fuckin' loud!
Comedy is the blues for people who can?t sing.
Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.
Art is never finished, only abandoned.
Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
It's so sweet, I feel like my teeth are rotting when I listen to the radio.
And I'll stand on the ocean until I start sinking.
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.
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.
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
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.
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
Music can change the world because it can change people.
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.
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 accept chaos, I'm not sure whether it accepts me.
The earth has music for those who listen.
Once you become predictable, no one's interested anymore.
Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.