Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
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.
I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
Art not only imitates nature, but also completes its deficiencies.
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
Art is permitted to survive only if it renounces the right to be different, and integrates itself into the omnipotent realm of the profane.
Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.
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.
I accept chaos, I'm not sure whether it accepts me.
I think another thing is that we don't really want exclusivity. We accept that it is in the artist's interest to be on sale in every place where they sell music.
A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.
Singers come and go, but if you're a good actor, you can last a long time
Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
Music with dinner is an insult, both to the cook and the violinist.
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
We're not trying to change the world; just music.
The only escape from the miseries of life are music and cats...
Every actor in his heart believes everything bad that's printed about him.
Play it fuckin' loud!
Once you become predictable, no one's interested anymore.
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.