What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
And I'll stand on the ocean until I start sinking.
Singers come and go, but if you're a good actor, you can last a long time
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
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.
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
When you were young, and your heart, was an open book. You used to say, live and let live.
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
Art not only imitates nature, but also completes its deficiencies.
Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.
Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
Art is never finished, only abandoned.
Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.
The only escape from the miseries of life are music and cats...
I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to.
Music should be something that makes you gotta move, inside or outside
To play without passion is inexcusable!
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.