Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.
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.
And I'll stand on the ocean until I start sinking.
Music doesn't lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.
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?
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.
I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.
The earth has music for those who listen.
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
It's so sweet, I feel like my teeth are rotting when I listen to the radio.
The only escape from the miseries of life are music and cats...
Music should be something that makes you gotta move, inside or outside
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.
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.
Art is permitted to survive only if it renounces the right to be different, and integrates itself into the omnipotent realm of the profane.
The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.