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.
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.
Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time
Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances.
The true art of memory is the art of attention.
And I'll stand on the ocean until I start sinking.
When you were young, and your heart, was an open book. You used to say, live and let live.
Play it fuckin' loud!
Comedy is the blues for people who can?t sing.
Once you become predictable, no one's interested anymore.
I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
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 can change the world because it can change people.
Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.
Music doesn't lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.
Art is permitted to survive only if it renounces the right to be different, and integrates itself into the omnipotent realm of the profane.
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.
Rhythm is something you either have or don't have, but when you have it, you have it all over.
A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.