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.
Music melts all the separate parts of our bodies together.
People ask me how I make music. I tell them I just step into it. It's like stepping into a river and joining the flow. Every moment in the river has its song.
Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth.
A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night, and in between he does what he wants to do.
Critics are the men who have failed in literature and art.
Being a celebrity has taught me to hide, but being an actor has opened my soul.
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
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.
And I'll stand on the ocean until I start sinking.
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
Art! Who comprehends her? With whom can one consult concerning this great goddess?
A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.
I can't listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland.
Art not only imitates nature, but also completes its deficiencies.
Play it fuckin' loud!
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
Let silence be the art you practice.
The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.