Art! Who comprehends her? With whom can one consult concerning this great goddess?
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?
It's so sweet, I feel like my teeth are rotting when I listen to the radio.
Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.
And I'll stand on the ocean until I start sinking.
Music should be something that makes you gotta move, inside or outside
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.
Artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs.
Art is permitted to survive only if it renounces the right to be different, and integrates itself into the omnipotent realm of the profane.
To play without passion is inexcusable!
Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
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.
Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.
Being a celebrity has taught me to hide, but being an actor has opened my soul.
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.
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
We're not trying to change the world; just music.