After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
The absence of limitations is the enemy of art.
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.
A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night, and in between he does what he wants to do.
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
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.
The music industry can make you feel like a prostitute.
Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.
Critics are the men who have failed in literature and art.
Every actor in his heart believes everything bad that's printed about him.
Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.
Music with dinner is an insult, both to the cook and the violinist.
Let silence be the art you practice.
Play it fuckin' loud!
Rhythm is something you either have or don't have, but when you have it, you have it all over.
Each song is a child I nourish and give my love to. But even if you have never written a song, your life is a song. How can it not be?
I accept chaos, I'm not sure whether it accepts me.
Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.
Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.
I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to.