I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
And, in the end The love you take is equal to the love you make.
Comedy is the blues for people who can?t sing.
One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
Music melts all the separate parts of our bodies together.
The absence of limitations is the enemy of art.
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.
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 don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to.
Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
Each song is a child I nourish and give my love to. But even if you have never written a song, your life is a song. How can it not be?
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
The earth has music for those who listen.
Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
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.
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances.
The music industry can make you feel like a prostitute.
Once you become predictable, no one's interested anymore.