I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
Music with dinner is an insult, both to the cook and the violinist.
Music can change the world because it can change people.
To play without passion is inexcusable!
The music industry can make you feel like a prostitute.
The earth has music for those who listen.
Singers come and go, but if you're a good actor, you can last a long time
The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
The only escape from the miseries of life are music and cats...
Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
Let silence be the art you practice.
One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
Comedy is the blues for people who can?t sing.
The absence of limitations is the enemy of art.
I love rock-n-roll. I think it's an exciting art form. It's revolutionary. Still revolutionary and it changed people. It changed their hearts. But yeah, even rock-n-roll has a lot of rubbish, really bad music.
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.
When you were young, and your heart, was an open book. You used to say, live and let live.