The music industry can make you feel like a prostitute.
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.
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.
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.
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.
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
Every actor in his heart believes everything bad that's printed about him.
I can't listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland.
Comedy is the blues for people who can?t sing.
Music should be something that makes you gotta move, inside or outside
Music can change the world because it can change people.
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.
Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
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.
Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.
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.
The absence of limitations is the enemy of art.