When you were young, and your heart, was an open book. You used to say, live and let live.
Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.
The true art of memory is the art of attention.
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
The music industry can make you feel like a prostitute.
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
We're not trying to change the world; just music.
Rhythm is something you either have or don't have, but when you have it, you have it all over.
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
Art is never finished, only abandoned.
Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.
I accept chaos, I'm not sure whether it accepts me.
Comedy is the blues for people who can?t sing.
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
It's so sweet, I feel like my teeth are rotting when I listen to the radio.
One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.
Art is permitted to survive only if it renounces the right to be different, and integrates itself into the omnipotent realm of the profane.