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.
Critics are the men who have failed in literature and art.
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
The true art of memory is the art of attention.
Play it fuckin' loud!
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.
Once you become predictable, no one's interested anymore.
A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
Rhythm is something you either have or don't have, but when you have it, you have it all over.
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.
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.
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
Comedy is the blues for people who can?t sing.
Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth.
I have a genuine love affair with my audience. When I`m on stage they`re not privileged to see me. It`s a privilege for me to see them.
We're not trying to change the world; just music.
Art is permitted to survive only if it renounces the right to be different, and integrates itself into the omnipotent realm of the profane.
Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.