Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
Let silence be the art you practice.
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
To play without passion is inexcusable!
Music should be something that makes you gotta move, inside or outside
Play it fuckin' loud!
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
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.
Once you become predictable, no one's interested anymore.
Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.
Art is never finished, only abandoned.
Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.
The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.
The true art of memory is the art of attention.
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.
We're not trying to change the world; just music.
I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.