Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
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.
Art not only imitates nature, but also completes its deficiencies.
I accept chaos, I'm not sure whether it accepts me.
To play without passion is inexcusable!
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
We all know that art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.
Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth.
And, in the end The love you take is equal to the love you make.
Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is 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.
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.
When you were young, and your heart, was an open book. You used to say, live and let live.
Music melts all the separate parts of our bodies together.
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.
We're not trying to change the world; just music.