Music is mediator between spiritual and sensual life.
Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.
Rhythm is something you either have or don't have, but when you have it, you have it all over.
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.
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.
Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
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?
Play it fuckin' loud!
Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time
I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
The only escape from the miseries of life are music and cats...
Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.
The music industry can make you feel like a prostitute.
Artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs.
I accept chaos, I'm not sure whether it accepts me.
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.
Art is never finished, only abandoned.
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.
The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.
I can't listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland.