Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.
Critics are the men who have failed in literature and art.
Art is permitted to survive only if it renounces the right to be different, and integrates itself into the omnipotent realm of the profane.
Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.
And, in the end The love you take is equal to the love you make.
The music industry can make you feel like a prostitute.
Play it fuckin' loud!
When you were young, and your heart, was an open book. You used to say, live and let live.
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.
Every actor in his heart believes everything bad that's printed about him.
The only escape from the miseries of life are music and cats...
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.
Art is never finished, only abandoned.
Singers come and go, but if you're a good actor, you can last a long time
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.
Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
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.
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 work of art is an uncommitted crime.