Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
Play it fuckin' loud!
Every actor in his heart believes everything bad that's printed about him.
Singers come and go, but if you're a good actor, you can last a long time
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
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.
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?
Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.
Artistic talent is a gift from God and whoever discovers it in himself has a certain obligation: to know that he cannot waste this talent, but must develop it.
Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.
I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to.
The absence of limitations is the enemy of art.
And, in the end The love you take is equal to the love you make.
One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
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.
A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.
Art is permitted to survive only if it renounces the right to be different, and integrates itself into the omnipotent realm of the profane.
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.
It's so sweet, I feel like my teeth are rotting when I listen to the radio.
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.
We're not trying to change the world; just music.