Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
Art is never finished, only abandoned.
I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to.
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.
Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.
The earth has music for those who listen.
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.
The absence of limitations is the enemy of art.
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.
Play it fuckin' loud!
Music should be something that makes you gotta move, inside or outside
Critics are the men who have failed in literature and art.
To play without passion is inexcusable!
Music can change the world because it can change people.
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 not only imitates nature, but also completes its deficiencies.
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.
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.