The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
Comedy is the blues for people who can?t sing.
One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
Music melts all the separate parts of our bodies together.
The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
Critics are the men who have failed in literature and art.
I accept chaos, I'm not sure whether it accepts me.
Singers come and go, but if you're a good actor, you can last a long time
Music with dinner is an insult, both to the cook and the violinist.
Music can change the world because it can change people.
Let silence be the art you practice.
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 was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.
Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.
We're not trying to change the world; just music.
I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to.
Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time
Play it fuckin' loud!
Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.