We all know that art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.
Rhythm is something you either have or don't have, but when you have it, you have it all over.
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?
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.
Music should be something that makes you gotta move, inside or outside
Artistic talent is a gift from God and whoever discovers it in himself has a certain obligation: to know that he cannot waste this talent, but must develop it.
Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
To play without passion is inexcusable!
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.
Critics are the men who have failed in literature and art.
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
Art not only imitates nature, but also completes its deficiencies.
Every work of art is an uncommitted crime.
The music industry can make you feel like a prostitute.
Music can change the world because it can change people.
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
Singers come and go, but if you're a good actor, you can last a long time
The earth has music for those who listen.
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.
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.