Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
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.
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.
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
I accept chaos, I'm not sure whether it accepts me.
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.
I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to.
Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.
I can't listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland.
We're not trying to change the world; just music.
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
Rhythm is something you either have or don't have, but when you have it, you have it all over.
Music melts all the separate parts of our bodies together.
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.