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.
One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
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.
Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.
Art not only imitates nature, but also completes its deficiencies.
A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.
We're not trying to change the world; just music.
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.
Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.
Art! Who comprehends her? With whom can one consult concerning this great goddess?
Music is mediator between spiritual and sensual life.
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.
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.
Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.
To play without passion is inexcusable!
Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
Play it fuckin' loud!
The music industry can make you feel like a prostitute.
I can't listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland.
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.
The true art of memory is the art of attention.