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 melts all the separate parts of our bodies together.
Art! Who comprehends her? With whom can one consult concerning this great goddess?
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances.
Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.
I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
Being a celebrity has taught me to hide, but being an actor has opened my soul.
Play it fuckin' loud!
And, in the end The love you take is equal to the love you make.
Music with dinner is an insult, both to the cook and the violinist.
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.
Art not only imitates nature, but also completes its deficiencies.
We're not trying to change the world; just music.
Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
The music industry can make you feel like a prostitute.
Rhythm is something you either have or don't have, but when you have it, you have it all over.
Once you become predictable, no one's interested anymore.
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.
Art is permitted to survive only if it renounces the right to be different, and integrates itself into the omnipotent realm of the profane.