The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.
Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
The only escape from the miseries of life are music and cats...
We're not trying to change the world; just music.
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.
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
Every actor in his heart believes everything bad that's printed about him.
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?
Music should be something that makes you gotta move, inside or outside
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
The true art of memory is the art of attention.
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.
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.
Comedy is the blues for people who can?t sing.
Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.
Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.
Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time
I accept chaos, I'm not sure whether it accepts me.
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
Art is permitted to survive only if it renounces the right to be different, and integrates itself into the omnipotent realm of the profane.