One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
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.
Critics are the men who have failed in literature and art.
It's so sweet, I feel like my teeth are rotting when I listen to the radio.
Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
The earth has music for those who listen.
Art is permitted to survive only if it renounces the right to be different, and integrates itself into the omnipotent realm of the profane.
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.
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
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.
Every work of art is an uncommitted crime.
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.
Singers come and go, but if you're a good actor, you can last a long time
I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.
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.
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.
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
Music can change the world because it can change people.
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.