I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
I have a genuine love affair with my audience. When I`m on stage they`re not privileged to see me. It`s a privilege for me to see them.
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
Art is permitted to survive only if it renounces the right to be different, and integrates itself into the omnipotent realm of the profane.
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.
I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
I accept chaos, I'm not sure whether it accepts me.
Once you become predictable, no one's interested anymore.
Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.
Art is never finished, only abandoned.
The true art of memory is the art of attention.
And I'll stand on the ocean until I start sinking.
Music melts all the separate parts of our bodies together.
We're not trying to change the world; just music.
When you were young, and your heart, was an open book. You used to say, live and let live.
Music doesn't lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.
Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
To play without passion is inexcusable!