Play it fuckin' loud!
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.
And I'll stand on the ocean until I start sinking.
Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth.
Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.
The only escape from the miseries of life are music and cats...
The true art of memory is the art of attention.
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
To play without passion is inexcusable!
Being a celebrity has taught me to hide, but being an actor has opened my soul.
Artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs.
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.
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.
Music with dinner is an insult, both to the cook and the violinist.
Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.
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.
Comedy is the blues for people who can?t sing.
Music can change the world because it can change people.
Art is never finished, only abandoned.
People ask me how I make music. I tell them I just step into it. It's like stepping into a river and joining the flow. Every moment in the river has its song.