Singers come and go, but if you're a good actor, you can last a long time
Play it fuckin' loud!
Music with dinner is an insult, both to the cook and the violinist.
Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.
Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
Artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs.
The earth has music for those who listen.
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
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.
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
The absence of limitations is the enemy of art.
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.
Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.
Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
And, in the end The love you take is equal to the love you make.
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.
Every work of art is an uncommitted crime.
When you were young, and your heart, was an open book. You used to say, live and let live.
I love rock-n-roll. I think it's an exciting art form. It's revolutionary. Still revolutionary and it changed people. It changed their hearts. But yeah, even rock-n-roll has a lot of rubbish, really bad music.