Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.
We're not trying to change the world; just music.
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
Comedy is the blues for people who can?t sing.
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
And I'll stand on the ocean until I start sinking.
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.
To play without passion is inexcusable!
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
I can't listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland.
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
Artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs.
Music melts all the separate parts of our bodies together.
Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.
Once you become predictable, no one's interested anymore.
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.
Being a celebrity has taught me to hide, but being an actor has opened my soul.
Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.