Once you become predictable, no one's interested anymore.
Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.
Singers come and go, but if you're a good actor, you can last a long time
I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
Comedy is the blues for people who can?t sing.
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
I accept chaos, I'm not sure whether it accepts me.
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.
Art! Who comprehends her? With whom can one consult concerning this great goddess?
Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
Rhythm is something you either have or don't have, but when you have it, you have it all over.
Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
Music should be something that makes you gotta move, inside or outside
The absence of limitations is the enemy of art.
The music industry can make you feel like a prostitute.
I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.
Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.
And I'll stand on the ocean until I start sinking.
You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.