Singers come and go, but if you're a good actor, you can last a long time
The absence of limitations is the enemy of art.
We're not trying to change the world; just music.
Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.
Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.
Comedy is the blues for people who can?t sing.
Music can change the world because it can change people.
Art is permitted to survive only if it renounces the right to be different, and integrates itself into the omnipotent realm of the profane.
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.
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 is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.
Rhythm is something you either have or don't have, but when you have it, you have it all over.
Critics are the men who have failed in literature and art.
I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
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.
I can't listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland.
I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.
Play it fuckin' loud!
Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
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.
You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.