Music should be something that makes you gotta move, inside or outside
Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
Artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs.
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.
Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.
Comedy is the blues for people who can?t sing.
Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.
Art not only imitates nature, but also completes its deficiencies.
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.
I accept chaos, I'm not sure whether it accepts me.
Let silence be the art you practice.
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.
Art! Who comprehends her? With whom can one consult concerning this great goddess?
Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances.
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.
Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.
When you were young, and your heart, was an open book. You used to say, live and let live.