The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.
The true art of memory is the art of attention.
And, in the end The love you take is equal to the love you make.
Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.
Play it fuckin' loud!
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.
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.
We all know that art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.
One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
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.
Music is mediator between spiritual and sensual life.
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.
Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.
The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
Comedy is the blues for people who can?t sing.
Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
Every work of art is an uncommitted crime.
Let silence be the art you practice.
Artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs.