To play without passion is inexcusable!
One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
Art not only imitates nature, but also completes its deficiencies.
Critics are the men who have failed in literature and art.
And I'll stand on the ocean until I start sinking.
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
Music is mediator between spiritual and sensual life.
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 passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
When you were young, and your heart, was an open book. You used to say, live and let live.
It's so sweet, I feel like my teeth are rotting when I listen to the radio.
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.
Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.
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.
Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.
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.
Art! Who comprehends her? With whom can one consult concerning this great goddess?
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.