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.
Artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs.
Art is never finished, only abandoned.
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.
The earth has music for those who listen.
Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.
A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.
Music can change the world because it can change people.
Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.
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.
Art is permitted to survive only if it renounces the right to be different, and integrates itself into the omnipotent realm of the profane.
Let silence be the art you practice.
Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
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.
And, in the end The love you take is equal to the love you make.
To play without passion is inexcusable!
Singers come and go, but if you're a good actor, you can last a long time
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
I accept chaos, I'm not sure whether it accepts me.