The true art of memory is the art of attention.
Artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs.
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.
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.
Comedy is the blues for people who can?t sing.
People ask me how I make music. I tell them I just step into it. It's like stepping into a river and joining the flow. Every moment in the river has its song.
Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.
Play it fuckin' loud!
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.
Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.
The music industry can make you feel like a prostitute.
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
Art is never finished, only abandoned.
And, in the end The love you take is equal to the love you make.
I accept chaos, I'm not sure whether it accepts me.
Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.
Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time