I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.
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.
When you were young, and your heart, was an open book. You used to say, live and let live.
Music melts all the separate parts of our bodies together.
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
Music should be something that makes you gotta move, inside or outside
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
To play without passion is inexcusable!
A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night, and in between he does what he wants to do.
The earth has music for those who listen.
Art is never finished, only abandoned.
Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.
Every actor in his heart believes everything bad that's printed about him.
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
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.
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.
We're not trying to change the world; just music.
Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.
Music is mediator between spiritual and sensual life.
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.