Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth.
Art is never finished, only abandoned.
An artist's duty is rather to stay open-minded and in a state where he can receive information and inspiration. You always have to be ready for that little artistic Epiphany.
Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.
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?
Rock and roll music, if you like it, if you feel it, you can't help but move to it. That's what happens to me. I can't help it.
The music industry can make you feel like a prostitute.
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.
Critics are the men who have failed in literature and art.
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 a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.
Music melts all the separate parts of our bodies together.
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
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.
Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.