And, in the end The love you take is equal to the love you make.
Once you become predictable, no one's interested anymore.
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.
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.
And I'll stand on the ocean until I start sinking.
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
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.
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 true art of memory is the art of attention.
Rhythm is something you either have or don't have, but when you have it, you have it all over.
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.
The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.
Music doesn't lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.
Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.
Let silence be the art you practice.
Every work of art is an uncommitted crime.
Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.