I can't listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland.
Critics are the men who have failed in literature and art.
Music is mediator between spiritual and sensual life.
We're not trying to change the world; just music.
The music industry can make you feel like a prostitute.
Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.
Singers come and go, but if you're a good actor, you can last a long time
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.
Play it fuckin' loud!
Comedy is the blues for people who can?t sing.
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.
When you were young, and your heart, was an open book. You used to say, live and let live.
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
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.
Let silence be the art you practice.
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.