Music should be something that makes you gotta move, inside or outside
Comedy is the blues for people who can?t sing.
Music melts all the separate parts of our bodies together.
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
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.
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
Every work of art is an uncommitted crime.
Artistic talent is a gift from God and whoever discovers it in himself has a certain obligation: to know that he cannot waste this talent, but must develop it.
Rhythm is something you either have or don't have, but when you have it, you have it all over.
I think another thing is that we don't really want exclusivity. We accept that it is in the artist's interest to be on sale in every place where they sell music.
Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.
It's so sweet, I feel like my teeth are rotting when I listen to the radio.
One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
Artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs.
Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time
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.
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.
Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.
A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.