An artist's duty is rather to stay open-minded and in a state where he can receive information and inspiration. You always have to be ready for that little artistic Epiphany.
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 only escape from the miseries of life are music and cats...
When you were young, and your heart, was an open book. You used to say, live and let live.
Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time
We're not trying to change the world; just music.
The music industry can make you feel like a prostitute.
Comedy is the blues for people who can?t sing.
Music melts all the separate parts of our bodies together.
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 aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth.
Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.
Once you become predictable, no one's interested anymore.
I accept chaos, I'm not sure whether it accepts me.
Every work of art is an uncommitted crime.
Artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs.
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.