The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
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.
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?
Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.
Once you become predictable, no one's interested anymore.
Music doesn't lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.
Every work of art is an uncommitted crime.
The only escape from the miseries of life are music and cats...
Comedy is the blues for people who can?t sing.
Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.
And, in the end The love you take is equal to the love you make.
The absence of limitations is the enemy of art.
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.
I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
Artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs.
Art! Who comprehends her? With whom can one consult concerning this great goddess?
We're not trying to change the world; just music.
Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.
Let silence be the art you practice.
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.