The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.
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.
A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.
One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
Music melts all the separate parts of our bodies together.
Rhythm is something you either have or don't have, but when you have it, you have it all over.
Critics are the men who have failed in literature and art.
Music can change the world because it can change people.
Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
Art not only imitates nature, but also completes its deficiencies.
The only escape from the miseries of life are music and cats...
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.
The music industry can make you feel like a prostitute.
And I'll stand on the ocean until I start sinking.
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to.
Once you become predictable, no one's interested anymore.
And, in the end The love you take is equal to the love you make.
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
Play it fuckin' loud!