Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
Artistic talent is a gift from God and whoever discovers it in himself has a certain obligation: to know that he cannot waste this talent, but must develop it.
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.
I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to.
And, in the end The love you take is equal to the love you make.
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
The only escape from the miseries of life are music and cats...
People ask me how I make music. I tell them I just step into it. It's like stepping into a river and joining the flow. Every moment in the river has its song.
Music melts all the separate parts of our bodies together.
The earth has music for those who listen.
I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.
Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
We all know that art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.
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.
Play it fuckin' loud!
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
The absence of limitations is the enemy of 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.
Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.
Music can change the world because it can change people.