I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.
Play it fuckin' loud!
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.
Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.
Once you become predictable, no one's interested anymore.
Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth.
We're not trying to change the world; just music.
Music is mediator between spiritual and sensual life.
Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
Artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs.
Art is permitted to survive only if it renounces the right to be different, and integrates itself into the omnipotent realm of the profane.
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.
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.
To play without passion is inexcusable!
Every actor in his heart believes everything bad that's printed about him.
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
It's so sweet, I feel like my teeth are rotting when I listen to the radio.
We all know that art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.