Comedy is the blues for people who can?t sing.
Once you become predictable, no one's interested anymore.
It's so sweet, I feel like my teeth are rotting when I listen to the radio.
I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
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.
Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.
Music should be something that makes you gotta move, inside or outside
Music with dinner is an insult, both to the cook and the violinist.
When you were young, and your heart, was an open book. You used to say, live and let live.
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
Every actor in his heart believes everything bad that's printed about him.
Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time
Art not only imitates nature, but also completes its deficiencies.
An artist's duty is rather to stay open-minded and in a state where he can receive information and inspiration. You always have to be ready for that little artistic Epiphany.
I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
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.