The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
We all know that art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.
Music is mediator between spiritual and sensual life.
Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.
Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
The true art of memory is the art of attention.
The only escape from the miseries of life are music and cats...
Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.
Rhythm is something you either have or don't have, but when you have it, you have it all over.
Play it fuckin' loud!
Being a celebrity has taught me to hide, but being an actor has opened my soul.
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.
One thing that really appeals to me is this idea of music being a living thing that has an evolution that, in a way, enables the artist to sell a process rather than a piece of product.
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
Music can change the world because it can change people.
I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.
Music with dinner is an insult, both to the cook and the violinist.
Art is permitted to survive only if it renounces the right to be different, and integrates itself into the omnipotent realm of the profane.
And, in the end The love you take is equal to the love you make.