Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth.
Rhythm is something you either have or don't have, but when you have it, you have it all over.
The music industry can make you feel like a prostitute.
Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.
It's so sweet, I feel like my teeth are rotting when I listen to the radio.
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.
The true art of memory is the art of attention.
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.
Once you become predictable, no one's interested anymore.
Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
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.
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
And I'll stand on the ocean until I start sinking.
Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.
You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.
Music is mediator between spiritual and sensual life.
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.
I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.