Critics are the men who have failed in literature and art.
Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.
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.
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
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.
And I’ll stand on the ocean until I start sinking.
I accept chaos, I’m not sure whether it accepts me.
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.