The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.
I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
The earth has music for those who listen.
If you do not breathe through writing, if you do not cry out in writing, or sing in writing, then don't write, because our culture has no use for it.
Artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs.
Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth.
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.
Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
Art is never finished, only abandoned.
A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.
We're not trying to change the world; just music.
Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time
Let silence be the art you practice.
To play without passion is inexcusable!
Rhythm is something you either have or don't have, but when you have it, you have it all over.
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
The true art of memory is the art of attention.