Art is permitted to survive only if it renounces the right to be different, and integrates itself into the omnipotent realm of the profane.
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth.
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?
I can't listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland.
Art not only imitates nature, but also completes its deficiencies.
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
The true art of memory is the art of attention.
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.
Music should be something that makes you gotta move, inside or outside
I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
Music can change the world because it can change people.
A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.
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.
It's so sweet, I feel like my teeth are rotting when I listen to the radio.
You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.
Music with dinner is an insult, both to the cook and the violinist.
Play it fuckin' loud!
One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
Music doesn't lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.