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.
Once you become predictable, no one's interested anymore.
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.
A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
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.
Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
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 music industry can make you feel like a prostitute.
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.
I accept chaos, I'm not sure whether it accepts me.
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.
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
Art is never finished, only abandoned.
Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.