Comedy is the blues for people who can?t sing.
We're not trying to change the world; just music.
The music industry can make you feel like a prostitute.
And I'll stand on the ocean until I start sinking.
Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
It's so sweet, I feel like my teeth are rotting when I listen to the radio.
Each song is a child I nourish and give my love to. But even if you have never written a song, your life is a song. How can it not be?
Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
I accept chaos, I'm not sure whether it accepts me.
Singers come and go, but if you're a good actor, you can last a long time
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.
Critics are the men who have failed in literature and art.
The earth has music for those who listen.
Rhythm is something you either have or don't have, but when you have it, you have it all over.
I can't listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland.
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.
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.
The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.
Music with dinner is an insult, both to the cook and the violinist.