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.
Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.
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.
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
To play without passion is inexcusable!
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
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.
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.
When you were young, and your heart, was an open book. You used to say, live and let live.
Once you become predictable, no one's interested anymore.
And I'll stand on the ocean until I start sinking.
The only escape from the miseries of life are music and cats...
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.
Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time
One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
Music doesn't lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.
Art is permitted to survive only if it renounces the right to be different, and integrates itself into the omnipotent realm of the profane.