The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to.
Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.
To play without passion is inexcusable!
One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
I can't listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland.
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?
Music doesn't lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.
Music can change the world because it can change people.
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.
Being a celebrity has taught me to hide, but being an actor has opened my soul.
Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.
I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.
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.
Once you become predictable, no one's interested anymore.
Play it fuckin' loud!
Art not only imitates nature, but also completes its deficiencies.
Every work of art is an uncommitted crime.
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.
Art! Who comprehends her? With whom can one consult concerning this great goddess?