Art is never finished, only abandoned.
One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.
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 passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
Music should be something that makes you gotta move, inside or outside
I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.
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.
I love rock-n-roll. I think it's an exciting art form. It's revolutionary. Still revolutionary and it changed people. It changed their hearts. But yeah, even rock-n-roll has a lot of rubbish, really bad music.
The absence of limitations is the enemy of art.
I accept chaos, I'm not sure whether it accepts me.
I can't listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland.
Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
Art! Who comprehends her? With whom can one consult concerning this great goddess?
A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night, and in between he does what he wants to do.
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
Play it fuckin' loud!
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.
Once you become predictable, no one's interested anymore.