Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
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.
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
And, in the end The love you take is equal to the love you make.
Play it fuckin' loud!
Music can change the world because it can change people.
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.
Art not only imitates nature, but also completes its deficiencies.
The earth has music for those who listen.
One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
To play without passion is inexcusable!
I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
Once you become predictable, no one's interested anymore.
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.
Comedy is the blues for people who can?t sing.
Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
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.
Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.
Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.
Art is permitted to survive only if it renounces the right to be different, and integrates itself into the omnipotent realm of the profane.
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.