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.
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.
Every actor in his heart believes everything bad that's printed about him.
Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
Music with dinner is an insult, both to the cook and the violinist.
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.
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
Music melts all the separate parts of our bodies together.
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
Artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs.
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.
Rhythm is something you either have or don't have, but when you have it, you have it all over.
The music industry can make you feel like a prostitute.
We're not trying to change the world; just music.
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.
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?
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
Play it fuckin' loud!