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.
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
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.
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.
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
Art is never finished, only abandoned.
Once you become predictable, no one's interested anymore.
Art is permitted to survive only if it renounces the right to be different, and integrates itself into the omnipotent realm of the profane.
The only escape from the miseries of life are music and cats...
It's so sweet, I feel like my teeth are rotting when I listen to the radio.
The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.
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.
I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to.
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
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?
Music doesn't lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
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.
Art not only imitates nature, but also completes its deficiencies.