Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.
Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.
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.
Every actor in his heart believes everything bad that's printed about him.
When you were young, and your heart, was an open book. You used to say, live and let live.
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
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.
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?
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.
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.
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
Play it fuckin' loud!
The absence of limitations is the enemy of art.
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.
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.
One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
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.
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.
Every work of art is an uncommitted crime.
Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.