The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
Music doesn't lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.
Every actor in his heart believes everything bad that's printed about him.
And I'll stand on the ocean until I start sinking.
Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.
Art is permitted to survive only if it renounces the right to be different, and integrates itself into the omnipotent realm of the profane.
Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
The only escape from the miseries of life are music and cats...
I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.
I accept chaos, I'm not sure whether it accepts me.
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.
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.
Art not only imitates nature, but also completes its deficiencies.
Play it fuckin' loud!
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.
Music can change the world because it can change people.
Comedy is the blues for people who can?t sing.
The music industry can make you feel like a prostitute.
Let silence be the art you practice.