I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to.
Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.
The earth has music for those who listen.
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.
Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
I'm very happy to hear that my work inspires writers and painters. It's the most beautiful compliment, the greatest reward. Art should always be an exchange.
When you were young, and your heart, was an open book. You used to say, live and let live.
Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.
Each song is a child I nourish and give my love to. But even if you have never written a song, your life is a song. How can it not be?
Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth.
The absence of limitations is the enemy of art.
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.
Singers come and go, but if you're a good actor, you can last a long time
Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
Let silence be the art you practice.
Music should be something that makes you gotta move, inside or outside
Play it fuckin' loud!
The true art of memory is the art of attention.
I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.