Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
The earth has music for those who listen.
Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
Comedy is the blues for people who can?t sing.
Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.
Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
The absence of limitations is the enemy of art.
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
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.
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 is magic delivered from the lie of being truth.
Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.
The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.
Art is never finished, only abandoned.
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
Art not only imitates nature, but also completes its deficiencies.
Singers come and go, but if you're a good actor, you can last a long time
An artist's duty is rather to stay open-minded and in a state where he can receive information and inspiration. You always have to be ready for that little artistic Epiphany.
Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.