The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
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.
Music melts all the separate parts of our bodies together.
Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.
Play it fuckin' loud!
Singers come and go, but if you're a good actor, you can last a long time
Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.
Critics are the men who have failed in literature and art.
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.
When you were young, and your heart, was an open book. You used to say, live and let live.
And, in the end The love you take is equal to the love you make.
Music should be something that makes you gotta move, inside or outside
Every work of art is an uncommitted crime.
Music can change the world because it can change people.
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.
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.
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.
Once you become predictable, no one's interested anymore.
Music with dinner is an insult, both to the cook and the violinist.