Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.
Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances.
Rhythm is something you either have or don't have, but when you have it, you have it all over.
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.
Play it fuckin' loud!
Singers come and go, but if you're a good actor, you can last a long time
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.
Critics are the men who have failed in literature and art.
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.
Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.
I can't listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland.
And I'll stand on the ocean until I start sinking.
One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
When you were young, and your heart, was an open book. You used to say, live and let live.
Music doesn't lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.
Art not only imitates nature, but also completes its deficiencies.
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.