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.
I can't listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland.
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.
When you were young, and your heart, was an open book. You used to say, live and let live.
Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.
I think another thing is that we don't really want exclusivity. We accept that it is in the artist's interest to be on sale in every place where they sell music.
I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
Singers come and go, but if you're a good actor, you can last a long time
Artistic talent is a gift from God and whoever discovers it in himself has a certain obligation: to know that he cannot waste this talent, but must develop it.
To play without passion is inexcusable!
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.
Music doesn't lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
Music should be something that makes you gotta move, inside or outside
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to.
I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.
We're not trying to change the world; just music.
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.
Let silence be the art you practice.