Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
I think another thing is that we don't really want exclusivity. We accept that it is in the artist's interest to be on sale in every place where they sell music.
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
Music is mediator between spiritual and sensual life.
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
When you were young, and your heart, was an open book. You used to say, live and let live.
We all know that art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.
Comedy is the blues for people who can?t sing.
A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night, and in between he does what he wants to do.
Art is never finished, only abandoned.
Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
Art! Who comprehends her? With whom can one consult concerning this great goddess?
Artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs.
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 only escape from the miseries of life are music and cats...
Music doesn't lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.
Singers come and go, but if you're a good actor, you can last a long time
Critics are the men who have failed in literature and art.