Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.
I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.
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.
Let silence be the art you practice.
I accept chaos, I'm not sure whether it accepts me.
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.
I love rock-n-roll. I think it's an exciting art form. It's revolutionary. Still revolutionary and it changed people. It changed their hearts. But yeah, even rock-n-roll has a lot of rubbish, really bad music.
Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.
Comedy is the blues for people who can?t sing.
Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.
Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time
Rock and roll music, if you like it, if you feel it, you can't help but move to it. That's what happens to me. I can't help it.
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
Artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs.
You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.
Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
Art is permitted to survive only if it renounces the right to be different, and integrates itself into the omnipotent realm of the profane.