MARTIN: You wrote in this memoir that you’ve learned more from painters than other writers. What have you learned?
ROBBINS: To trust imagination.
MARTIN: And you think painters do a better job of that than other writers?
ROBBINS: Well, in a way they do because they’re not hide-bound by language. So they often talk about their work in a more interesting way than writers talk about their work.”
I feel this way about musicians.