Once you become predictable, no one's interested anymore.
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 purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
When you were young, and your heart, was an open book. You used to say, live and let live.
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.
Play it fuckin' loud!
Art! Who comprehends her? With whom can one consult concerning this great goddess?
Singers come and go, but if you're a good actor, you can last a long time
Music can change the world because it can change people.
I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.
Music should be something that makes you gotta move, inside or outside
Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.
Music with dinner is an insult, both to the cook and the violinist.
It's so sweet, I feel like my teeth are rotting when I listen to the radio.
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
We all know that art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.
Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.
You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.
Artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs.