Critics are the men who have failed in literature and art.
A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.
Play it fuckin' loud!
Art is never finished, only abandoned.
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to.
Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.
It's so sweet, I feel like my teeth are rotting when I listen to the radio.
Every work of art is an uncommitted crime.
The music industry can make you feel like a prostitute.
Music is mediator between spiritual and sensual life.
Music can change the world because it can change people.
People ask me how I make music. I tell them I just step into it. It's like stepping into a river and joining the flow. Every moment in the river has its song.
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.
Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances.
And, in the end The love you take is equal to the love you make.
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
Comedy is the blues for people who can?t sing.
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.