And I'll stand on the ocean until I start sinking.
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
The only escape from the miseries of life are music and cats...
Music can change the world because it can change people.
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.
I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
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.
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.
Once you become predictable, no one's interested anymore.
Singers come and go, but if you're a good actor, you can last a long time
The absence of limitations is the enemy of art.
I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to.
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.
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.
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.
When you were young, and your heart, was an open book. You used to say, live and let live.
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.
Music should be something that makes you gotta move, inside or outside
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.