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.
The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
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.
Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.
I accept chaos, I'm not sure whether it accepts me.
Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.
Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.
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.
I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
I have a genuine love affair with my audience. When I`m on stage they`re not privileged to see me. It`s a privilege for me to see them.
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
We all know that art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.
When you were young, and your heart, was an open book. You used to say, live and let live.
Play it fuckin' loud!
We're not trying to change the world; just music.
You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.
Let silence be the art you practice.
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?