All music is folk music, I ain't never heard no horse sing a song.
A problem is a chance for you to do your best.
I think I had it in the back of my mind that I wanted to sound like a dry martini.
The priest persuades a humble people to endure their hard lot, a politician urges them to rebel against it, and a scientist thinks of a method that does away with the hard lot altogether.
If you understood everything I say, you'd be me!
"My music is best understood by children and animals."
The reason kids like rock 'n roll is their parents don't.
A Swan's Song (an astrology page; it does contain some notable biographical information and several photographs, amidst a great deal of speculation and rumor)
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
I don't want to be remembered as a beaten champion.
Since no welterweight or middleweight will fight me I am compelled to go to the next class. Will any heavyweights fight me?
I'm interested in music, not in my image. If someone plays something fantastic, that I could never have thought of, it makes me happy to know it exists.
And the things you can’t remember tell the things you can’t forget that history puts a saint in every dream.
Laughter translates into any language.
Human history is the sad result of each one looking out for himself.
I'm an actor. And I guess I've done so many movies I've achieved some high visibility. But a star? I guess I still think of myself as kind of a worker ant.
I've never met a genius. A genius to me is someone who does well at something he hates. Anybody can do well at something he loves
I realized early on that the academy and the literary world alike -- and I don't think there really is a distinction between the two -- are always dominated by fools, knaves, charlatans and bureaucrats. And that being the case, any human being, male or female, of whatever status, who has a voice of her or his own, is not going to be liked.
I read On the Road in maybe 1959. It changed my life like it changed everyone else's.