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.
It's so sweet, I feel like my teeth are rotting when I listen to the radio.
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
We're not trying to change the world; just music.
Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
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?
One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
Music with dinner is an insult, both to the cook and the violinist.
Let silence be the art you practice.
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
I think another thing is that we don't really want exclusivity. We accept that it is in the artist's interest to be on sale in every place where they sell music.
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
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.
Music is mediator between spiritual and sensual life.
Music should be something that makes you gotta move, inside or outside
I accept chaos, I'm not sure whether it accepts me.
The earth has music for those who listen.
Play it fuckin' loud!
Art! Who comprehends her? With whom can one consult concerning this great goddess?
Music can change the world because it can change people.