The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.
Artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs.
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.
Every actor in his heart believes everything bad that's printed about him.
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
We're not trying to change the world; just music.
When you were young, and your heart, was an open book. You used to say, live and let live.
And I'll stand on the ocean until I start sinking.
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.
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
The only escape from the miseries of life are music and cats...
And, in the end The love you take is equal to the love you make.
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
Art is never finished, only abandoned.
The earth has music for those who listen.
Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.
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.
Music doesn't lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.
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.