The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
Comedy is the blues for people who can?t sing.
The absence of limitations is the enemy of art.
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
Once you become predictable, no one's interested anymore.
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
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.
Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.
I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to.
Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.
Music doesn't lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.
Let silence be the art you practice.
Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.
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.
Art is never finished, only abandoned.
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
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.
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.