The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.
I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.
Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
The music industry can make you feel like a prostitute.
We all know that art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
The earth has music for those who listen.
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.
Play it fuckin' loud!
Music can change the world because it can change people.
I think another thing is that we don't really want exclusivity. We accept that it is in the artist's interest to be on sale in every place where they sell music.
The only escape from the miseries of life are music and cats...
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
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.
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.
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
We're not trying to change the world; just music.
Being a celebrity has taught me to hide, but being an actor has opened my soul.