Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.
People ask me how I make music. I tell them I just step into it. It's like stepping into a river and joining the flow. Every moment in the river has its song.
I can't listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland.
Every work of art is an uncommitted crime.
One thing that really appeals to me is this idea of music being a living thing that has an evolution that, in a way, enables the artist to sell a process rather than a piece of product.
The true art of memory is the art of attention.
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?
Comedy is the blues for people who can?t sing.
Every actor in his heart believes everything bad that's printed about him.
I'm very happy to hear that my work inspires writers and painters. It's the most beautiful compliment, the greatest reward. Art should always be an exchange.
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
Rhythm is something you either have or don't have, but when you have it, you have it all over.
We all know that art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.
I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to.
Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth.
Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
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.
I accept chaos, I'm not sure whether it accepts me.