I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
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.
Artistic talent is a gift from God and whoever discovers it in himself has a certain obligation: to know that he cannot waste this talent, but must develop it.
Critics are the men who have failed in literature and art.
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is 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.
And, in the end The love you take is equal to the love you make.
Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.
Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
And I'll stand on the ocean until I start sinking.
Comedy is the blues for people who can?t sing.
To play without passion is inexcusable!
Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time
Music is mediator between spiritual and sensual life.
Music doesn't lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.
Singers come and go, but if you're a good actor, you can last a long time
You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.