The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
Comedy is the blues for people who can?t sing.
Every actor in his heart believes everything bad that's printed about him.
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 literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.
Art! Who comprehends her? With whom can one consult concerning this great goddess?
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.
Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.
Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.
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.
We're not trying to change the world; just music.
I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to.
Critics are the men who have failed in literature and art.
I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
I accept chaos, I'm not sure whether it accepts me.
A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.
Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances.
The absence of limitations is the enemy of art.