We all know that art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.
Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
And, in the end The love you take is equal to the love you make.
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
Music should be something that makes you gotta move, inside or outside
Music melts all the separate parts of our bodies together.
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.
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 magic delivered from the lie of being truth.
Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances.
Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
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.
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.
I accept chaos, I'm not sure whether it accepts me.
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.
Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.
I'm very happy to hear that my work inspires writers and painters. It's the most beautiful compliment, the greatest reward. Art should always be an exchange.
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.