The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
Play it fuckin' loud!
And I'll stand on the ocean until I start sinking.
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.
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.
A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.
Rhythm is something you either have or don't have, but when you have it, you have it all over.
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.
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.
The earth has music for those who listen.
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.
I can't listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland.
If you do not breathe through writing, if you do not cry out in writing, or sing in writing, then don't write, because our culture has no use for it.
Being a celebrity has taught me to hide, but being an actor has opened my soul.
One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
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.
Let silence be the art you practice.
Music can change the world because it can change people.