Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
We're not trying to change the world; just music.
And I'll stand on the ocean until I start sinking.
The earth has music for those who listen.
Music doesn't lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
Rhythm is something you either have or don't have, but when you have it, you have it all over.
Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.
Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.
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.
I accept chaos, I'm not sure whether it accepts me.
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.
Singers come and go, but if you're a good actor, you can last a long time
Music melts all the separate parts of our bodies together.
Artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs.
I can't listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland.
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.
Play it fuckin' loud!
Music can change the world because it can change people.