What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
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.
Music melts all the separate parts of our bodies together.
And, in the end The love you take is equal to the love you make.
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.
Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth.
Art not only imitates nature, but also completes its deficiencies.
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
Let silence be the art you practice.
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.
I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
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.
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.
I can't listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland.
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
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.
Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances.