And I'll stand on the ocean until I start sinking.
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
Every actor in his heart believes everything bad that's printed about him.
And, in the end The love you take is equal to the love you make.
I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.
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?
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
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.
To play without passion is inexcusable!
When you were young, and your heart, was an open book. You used to say, live and let live.
Artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs.
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.
Art! Who comprehends her? With whom can one consult concerning this great goddess?
Music should be something that makes you gotta move, inside or outside
Music with dinner is an insult, both to the cook and the violinist.
Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
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.
Music melts all the separate parts of our bodies together.