If you do not breathe through writing, if you do not cry out in writing, or sing in writing, then don't write, because our culture has no use for it.
Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances.
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.
People ask me how I make music. I tell them I just step into it. It's like stepping into a river and joining the flow. Every moment in the river has its song.
Play it fuckin' loud!
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.
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
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.
Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
To play without passion is inexcusable!
The only escape from the miseries of life are music and cats...
Once you become predictable, no one's interested anymore.
When you were young, and your heart, was an open book. You used to say, live and let live.
I can't listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland.
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.
Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.
Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
Art not only imitates nature, but also completes its deficiencies.
The music industry can make you feel like a prostitute.
Music is mediator between spiritual and sensual life.
I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.