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.
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.
It's so sweet, I feel like my teeth are rotting when I listen to the radio.
Rhythm is something you either have or don't have, but when you have it, you have it all over.
A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.
Once you become predictable, no one's interested anymore.
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
The music industry can make you feel like a prostitute.
Music melts all the separate parts of our bodies together.
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.
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.
Music should be something that makes you gotta move, inside or outside
Play it fuckin' loud!
Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth.
Music is mediator between spiritual and sensual life.
Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
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.