After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is 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.
I accept chaos, I'm not sure whether it accepts me.
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.
Every actor in his heart believes everything bad that's printed about him.
Comedy is the blues for people who can?t sing.
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
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.
Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
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.
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
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?
Rhythm is something you either have or don't have, but when you have it, you have it all over.
The earth has music for those who listen.
We're not trying to change the world; just music.
Art is permitted to survive only if it renounces the right to be different, and integrates itself into the omnipotent realm of the profane.
Art! Who comprehends her? With whom can one consult concerning this great goddess?
And, in the end The love you take is equal to the love you make.
I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.