An artist's duty is rather to stay open-minded and in a state where he can receive information and inspiration. You always have to be ready for that little artistic Epiphany.
Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
Every actor in his heart believes everything bad that's printed about him.
I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to.
Art not only imitates nature, but also completes its deficiencies.
I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
Rhythm is something you either have or don't have, but when you have it, you have it all over.
Art is never finished, only abandoned.
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?
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
Music can change the world because it can change people.
You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.
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.
Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.
Music doesn't lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.
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.
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.
Music melts all the separate parts of our bodies together.
A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night, and in between he does what he wants to do.
Play it fuckin' loud!
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.