Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.
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.
Music should be something that makes you gotta move, inside or outside
Music doesn't lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.
The absence of limitations is the enemy of art.
It's so sweet, I feel like my teeth are rotting when I listen to the radio.
Critics are the men who have failed in literature and art.
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.
The only escape from the miseries of life are music and cats...
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.
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.
Rhythm is something you either have or don't have, but when you have it, you have it all over.
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.
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.
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?
Play it fuckin' loud!
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 temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs.
Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time
Comedy is the blues for people who can?t sing.