I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
Art is permitted to survive only if it renounces the right to be different, and integrates itself into the omnipotent realm of the profane.
Artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs.
Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.
The only escape from the miseries of life are music and cats...
Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.
Play it fuckin' loud!
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.
Art is never finished, only abandoned.
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?
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.
Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth.
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.
The true art of memory is the art of attention.
Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances.
The earth has music for those who listen.
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
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.
Being a celebrity has taught me to hide, but being an actor has opened my soul.