The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
Music doesn't lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.
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.
We're not trying to change the world; just music.
Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth.
Music should be something that makes you gotta move, inside or outside
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
Once you become predictable, no one's interested anymore.
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
Singers come and go, but if you're a good actor, you can last a long time
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.
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.
It's so sweet, I feel like my teeth are rotting when I listen to the radio.
I can't listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland.
I accept chaos, I'm not sure whether it accepts me.
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.
Music is mediator between spiritual and sensual 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?
When you were young, and your heart, was an open book. You used to say, live and let live.
Critics are the men who have failed in literature and art.