The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
Art is permitted to survive only if it renounces the right to be different, and integrates itself into the omnipotent realm of the profane.
The only escape from the miseries of life are music and cats...
Music should be something that makes you gotta move, inside or outside
Singers come and go, but if you're a good actor, you can last a long time
The absence of limitations is the enemy of art.
Rhythm is something you either have or don't have, but when you have it, you have it all over.
Music melts all the separate parts of our bodies together.
And, in the end The love you take is equal to the love you make.
Critics are the men who have failed in literature and art.
One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.
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.
Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.
A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
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.
Comedy is the blues for people who can?t sing.