Critics are the men who have failed in literature and art.
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
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.
Rhythm is something you either have or don't have, but when you have it, you have it all over.
To play without passion is inexcusable!
And I'll stand on the ocean until I start sinking.
Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time
Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
Comedy is the blues for people who can?t sing.
Music melts all the separate parts of our bodies together.
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
Once you become predictable, no one's interested anymore.
Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.
I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to.
Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances.
Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
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.
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.
I can't listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland.