Every work of art is an uncommitted crime.
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
I can't listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland.
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 all know that art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.
We're not trying to change the world; just music.
Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.
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.
Comedy is the blues for people who can?t sing.
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.
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.
Music should be something that makes you gotta move, inside or outside
Critics are the men who have failed in literature and art.
I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
And, in the end The love you take is equal to the love you make.