One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.
Music melts all the separate parts of our bodies together.
I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.
Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth.
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.
Rhythm is something you either have or don't have, but when you have it, you have it all over.
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.
The music industry can make you feel like a prostitute.
When you were young, and your heart, was an open book. You used to say, live and let live.
The earth has music for those who listen.
Art is permitted to survive only if it renounces the right to be different, and integrates itself into the omnipotent realm of the profane.
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
We're not trying to change the world; just music.
Music should be something that makes you gotta move, inside or outside
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.
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
Artistic talent is a gift from God and whoever discovers it in himself has a certain obligation: to know that he cannot waste this talent, but must develop it.