Singers come and go, but if you're a good actor, you can last a long time
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.
Being a celebrity has taught me to hide, but being an actor has opened my soul.
We all know that art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.
Play it fuckin' loud!
Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
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 with dinner is an insult, both to the cook and the violinist.
Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
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.
We're not trying to change the world; just music.
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
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.
Rhythm is something you either have or don't have, but when you have it, you have it all over.
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
The earth has music for those who listen.
The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.
Music is mediator between spiritual and sensual life.