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.
Rhythm is something you either have or don't have, but when you have it, you have it all over.
You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.
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.
Every actor in his heart believes everything bad that's printed about him.
Play it fuckin' loud!
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
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 have a genuine love affair with my audience. When I`m on stage they`re not privileged to see me. It`s a privilege for me to see them.
Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
To play without passion is inexcusable!
Art is permitted to survive only if it renounces the right to be different, and integrates itself into the omnipotent realm of the profane.
Critics are the men who have failed in literature and art.
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
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.
I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
We all know that art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.
Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
Each song is a child I nourish and give my love to. But even if you have never written a song, your life is a song. How can it not be?