The true art of memory is the art of attention.
Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.
The music industry can make you feel like a prostitute.
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
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.
Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
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.
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.
Music should be something that makes you gotta move, inside or outside
Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
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! Who comprehends her? With whom can one consult concerning this great goddess?
Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.
Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.
Singers come and go, but if you're a good actor, you can last a long time
Art not only imitates nature, but also completes its deficiencies.
The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.