Art is never finished, only abandoned.
The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
I love rock-n-roll. I think it's an exciting art form. It's revolutionary. Still revolutionary and it changed people. It changed their hearts. But yeah, even rock-n-roll has a lot of rubbish, really bad music.
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
When you were young, and your heart, was an open book. You used to say, live and let live.
Rock and roll music, if you like it, if you feel it, you can't help but move to it. That's what happens to me. I can't help it.
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time
Artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs.
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.
Let silence be the art you practice.
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.
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
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.
Critics are the men who have failed in literature and art.
Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.