Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
Every actor in his heart believes everything bad that's printed about him.
Rhythm is something you either have or don't have, but when you have it, you have it all over.
Let silence be the art you practice.
One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.
Play it fuckin' loud!
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.
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.
I'm very happy to hear that my work inspires writers and painters. It's the most beautiful compliment, the greatest reward. Art should always be an exchange.
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.
Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances.
Critics are the men who have failed in literature and art.
Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
I accept chaos, I'm not sure whether it accepts me.
When you were young, and your heart, was an open book. You used to say, live and let live.
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.