Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.
Artistic talent is a gift from God and whoever discovers it in himself has a certain obligation: to know that he cannot waste this talent, but must develop it.
Every work of art is an uncommitted crime.
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
The only escape from the miseries of life are music and cats...
Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.
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.
Music melts all the separate parts of our bodies together.
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.
Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth.
Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.
Music can change the world because it can change people.
Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.
To play without passion is inexcusable!
And I'll stand on the ocean until I start sinking.
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
Play it fuckin' loud!
A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.
The true art of memory is the art of attention.