Comedy is the blues for people who can?t sing.
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
Music should be something that makes you gotta move, inside or outside
Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.
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.
Music is mediator between spiritual and sensual life.
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.
One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
The earth has music for those who listen.
Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
Every work of art is an uncommitted crime.
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
We all know that art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.
Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.
Art not only imitates nature, but also completes its deficiencies.
Play it fuckin' loud!
Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.