One thing that really appeals to me is this idea of music being a living thing that has an evolution that, in a way, enables the artist to sell a process rather than a piece of product.
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.
Play it fuckin' loud!
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
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.
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.
I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to.
Artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs.
Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.
I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
I can't listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland.
Singers come and go, but if you're a good actor, you can last a long time
Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.
Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.
Being a celebrity has taught me to hide, but being an actor has opened my soul.
Music can change the world because it can change people.
Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.
To play without passion is inexcusable!