Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
Play it fuckin' loud!
Music melts all the separate parts of our bodies together.
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
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?
The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.
I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.
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 in the soul can be heard by the universe.
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.
And, in the end The love you take is equal to the love you make.
Every actor in his heart believes everything bad that's printed about him.
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.
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.
Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.
The absence of limitations is the enemy of art.
The only escape from the miseries of life are music and cats...
Music doesn't lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
Let silence be the art you practice.