And, in the end The love you take is equal to the love you make.
When you were young, and your heart, was an open book. You used to say, live and let live.
Critics are the men who have failed in literature and art.
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?
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
Artistic talent is a gift from God and whoever discovers it in himself has a certain obligation: to know that he cannot waste this talent, but must develop it.
Art not only imitates nature, but also completes its deficiencies.
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.
One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
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.
Music can change the world because it can change people.
I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.
Play it fuckin' loud!
Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.
Art! Who comprehends her? With whom can one consult concerning this great goddess?
Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
The absence of limitations is the enemy of art.