Art is never finished, only abandoned.
Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.
The music industry can make you feel like a prostitute.
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.
The only escape from the miseries of life are music and cats...
Artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs.
I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to.
Art! Who comprehends her? With whom can one consult concerning this great goddess?
Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
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.
I think another thing is that we don't really want exclusivity. We accept that it is in the artist's interest to be on sale in every place where they sell music.
To play without passion is inexcusable!
Every work of art is an uncommitted crime.
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?
And, in the end The love you take is equal to the love you make.
Play it fuckin' loud!
Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.
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.
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.