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.
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
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.
Play it fuckin' loud!
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.
Art is permitted to survive only if it renounces the right to be different, and integrates itself into the omnipotent realm of the profane.
A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night, and in between he does what he wants to do.
I accept chaos, I'm not sure whether it accepts me.
The only escape from the miseries of life are music and cats...
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.
A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.
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.
The earth has music for those who listen.
Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.
Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
Comedy is the blues for people who can?t sing.
I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.