Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
Let silence be the art you practice.
Music melts all the separate parts of our bodies together.
Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.
Critics are the men who have failed in literature and art.
Artistic talent is a gift from God and whoever discovers it in himself has a certain obligation: to know that he cannot waste this talent, but must develop it.
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.
Art is permitted to survive only if it renounces the right to be different, and integrates itself into the omnipotent realm of the profane.
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.
Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.
A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances.
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.
It's so sweet, I feel like my teeth are rotting when I listen to the radio.
Play it fuckin' loud!
Comedy is the blues for people who can?t sing.