I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
Music should be something that makes you gotta move, inside or outside
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.
Comedy is the blues for people who can?t sing.
Play it fuckin' loud!
Art! Who comprehends her? With whom can one consult concerning this great goddess?
Music can change the world because it can change people.
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.
I can't listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland.
I'm very happy to hear that my work inspires writers and painters. It's the most beautiful compliment, the greatest reward. Art should always be an exchange.
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.
I accept chaos, I'm not sure whether it accepts me.
The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.
Music doesn't lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.
A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.
Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
Music with dinner is an insult, both to the cook and the violinist.
Art is never finished, only abandoned.