If you do not breathe through writing, if you do not cry out in writing, or sing in writing, then don't write, because our culture has no use for it.
I accept chaos, I'm not sure whether it accepts me.
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.
A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.
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.
Art! Who comprehends her? With whom can one consult concerning this great goddess?
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
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.
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
Music doesn't lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.
Music melts all the separate parts of our bodies together.
The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.
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.
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.
Play it fuckin' loud!
Music with dinner is an insult, both to the cook and the violinist.
I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.