After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
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.
Each song is a child I nourish and give my love to. But even if you have never written a song, your life is a song. How can it not be?
Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.
One thing that really appeals to me is this idea of music being a living thing that has an evolution that, in a way, enables the artist to sell a process rather than a piece of product.
Comedy is the blues for people who can?t sing.
The absence of limitations is the enemy of art.
Art is never finished, only abandoned.
Artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs.
The music industry can make you feel like a prostitute.
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.
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
The earth has music for those who listen.
Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth.
Music is mediator between spiritual and sensual life.
It's so sweet, I feel like my teeth are rotting when I listen to the radio.
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
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.
Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.