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.
Each song is a child I nourish and give my love to. But even if you have never written a song, your life is a song. How can it not be?
Art is never finished, only abandoned.
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
And I'll stand on the ocean until I start sinking.
Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.
The absence of limitations is the enemy of art.
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
Music should be something that makes you gotta move, inside or outside
Rhythm is something you either have or don't have, but when you have it, you have it all over.
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.
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.
The music industry can make you feel like a prostitute.
Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
When you were young, and your heart, was an open book. You used to say, live and let live.
I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to.
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.
The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.