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.
Once you become predictable, no one's interested anymore.
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
Art not only imitates nature, but also completes its deficiencies.
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
Play it fuckin' loud!
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
Music melts all the separate parts of our bodies together.
I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.
Art is never finished, only abandoned.
Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.
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 should be something that makes you gotta move, inside or outside
The absence of limitations is the enemy of art.
Music is mediator between spiritual and sensual life.
Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
Comedy is the blues for people who can?t sing.
Every work of art is an uncommitted crime.
When you were young, and your heart, was an open book. You used to say, live and let live.