And I'll stand on the ocean until I start sinking.
Music doesn't lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.
Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.
We all know that art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.
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.
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.
The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.
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.
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
It's so sweet, I feel like my teeth are rotting when I listen to the radio.
One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
I accept chaos, I'm not sure whether it accepts me.
Being a celebrity has taught me to hide, but being an actor has opened my soul.
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances.
We're not trying to change the world; just music.
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.
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.