Rhythm is something you either have or don't have, but when you have it, you have it all over.
Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.
The absence of limitations is the enemy of art.
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
Music doesn't lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.
And, in the end The love you take is equal to the love you make.
And I'll stand on the ocean until I start sinking.
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to.
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.
Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time
The only escape from the miseries of life are music and cats...
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.
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
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.
I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.
Art is permitted to survive only if it renounces the right to be different, and integrates itself into the omnipotent realm of the profane.
Music is mediator between spiritual and sensual life.
Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.
A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.