To play without passion is inexcusable!
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.
Music doesn't lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.
Art is never finished, only abandoned.
Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
Once you become predictable, no one's interested anymore.
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
And I'll stand on the ocean until I start sinking.
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.
Comedy is the blues for people who can?t sing.
Music melts all the separate parts of our bodies together.
It's so sweet, I feel like my teeth are rotting when I listen to the radio.
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.
Rhythm is something you either have or don't have, but when you have it, you have it all over.
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.
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.