The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
The earth has music for those who listen.
I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.
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.
You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.
A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.
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'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.
And I'll stand on the ocean until I start sinking.
The absence of limitations is the enemy of art.
One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.
Music should be something that makes you gotta move, inside or outside
And, in the end The love you take is equal to the love you make.
The true art of memory is the art of attention.
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
Play it fuckin' loud!
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.
Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.
Let silence be the art you practice.