Punk is musical freedom. It`s saying, doing and playing what you want. [...] `Nirvana` means freedom from pain, suffering and the external world, and that`s pretty close to my definition of Punk Rock.
Sometimes the interpretations I've seen on some of the songs that I've written are a lot more interesting than the input that I put in.
Music is a moral law. It gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, a charm to sadness, gaiety and life to everything. It is the essence of order, and leads to all that is good, just, and beautiful, of which it is the invisible, but nevertheless dazzling, passionate, and eternal form.
Sentimental music has this great way of taking you back somewhere at the same time that it takes you forward, so you feel nostagic and hopeful all at the same time.
When we die, we will turn into songs, and we will hear each other and remember each other.
Music is the great uniter. An incredible force. Something that people who differ on everything and anything else can have in common.
Music is the universal language of mankind.
Music embodies feeling without forcing it - as it is forced in its other manifestations, in most arts and especially in the art of words - to contend and combine with thought.
To teach a child an instrument without first giving him preparatory training and without developing singing, reading and dictating to the highest level along with the playing is to build upon sand.
We should read music in the same way that an educated adult will read a book: in silence, but imagining the sound.
I cannot conceive of music that expresses absolutely nothing.
Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.
Without music to decorate it, time is just a bunch of boring production deadlines or dates by which bills must be paid.