"Love is the only interesting thing. It is far far more difficult to do than sex."
"I'm not sure enjoyment's really my thing."
"There's more to love that loving or being loved."
“Composing is a crusade. Sometimes you slay the dragon, sometimes the dragon slays you.”
“We seem to have reached the age where life stops giving us things and starts taking them away.”
“What do you think an artist cares about? Does he think all day about fine wines and black tie affairs and what he’s gonna say at the next after-dinner speech? No, he lives only for that narcotic moment of creative bliss.”
“There is nothing you can’t have if you will reach for it.”
“Sweet Jesus, war does terrible things to people.”
“Remember the first rule of politics. The ballots don't make the results, the counters make the results. The counters - keep counting.”