Art! Who comprehends her? With whom can one consult concerning this great goddess?
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 was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
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.
Comedy is the blues for people who can?t sing.
I love rock-n-roll. I think it's an exciting art form. It's revolutionary. Still revolutionary and it changed people. It changed their hearts. But yeah, even rock-n-roll has a lot of rubbish, really bad music.
You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.
And I'll stand on the ocean until I start sinking.
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.
Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
Once you become predictable, no one's interested anymore.
Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
Art is permitted to survive only if it renounces the right to be different, and integrates itself into the omnipotent realm of the profane.
Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.
Artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs.
A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night, and in between he does what he wants to do.
Music melts all the separate parts of our bodies together.
Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances.
I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
It's so sweet, I feel like my teeth are rotting when I listen to the radio.
Every work of art is an uncommitted crime.