And, in the end The love you take is equal to the love you make.
Play it fuckin' loud!
Let silence be the art you practice.
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.
Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.
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.
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
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.
The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
The only escape from the miseries of life are music and cats...
Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.
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.
I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.
Critics are the men who have failed in literature and art.
Music can change the world because it can change people.
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.
A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.
When you were young, and your heart, was an open book. You used to say, live and let live.