Every work of art is an uncommitted crime.
I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.
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.
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
The true art of memory is the art of attention.
The only escape from the miseries of life are music and cats...
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.
Music can change the world because it can change people.
Art is never finished, only abandoned.
I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
Art is permitted to survive only if it renounces the right to be different, and integrates itself into the omnipotent realm of the profane.
Music doesn't lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.
I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to.
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 was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
We all know that art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.
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.
Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth.
The music industry can make you feel like a prostitute.