To play without passion is inexcusable!
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.
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
Music should be something that makes you gotta move, inside or outside
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.
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.
Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.
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.
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
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.
Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances.
I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to.
And I'll stand on the ocean until I start sinking.
Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.
Being a celebrity has taught me to hide, but being an actor has opened my soul.
And, in the end The love you take is equal to the love you make.
I can't listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland.
Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
Art is permitted to survive only if it renounces the right to be different, and integrates itself into the omnipotent realm of the profane.