Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.
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.
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.
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...
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.
I have a genuine love affair with my audience. When I`m on stage they`re not privileged to see me. It`s a privilege for me to see them.
Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.
I can't listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland.
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.
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.
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.
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.
I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to.
Play it fuckin' loud!
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
Art! Who comprehends her? With whom can one consult concerning this great goddess?
I accept chaos, I'm not sure whether it accepts me.