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.
I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to.
One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.
Music doesn't lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.
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.
Every work of art is an uncommitted crime.
I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
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 can change the world because it can change people.
Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.
Critics are the men who have failed in literature and art.
The only escape from the miseries of life are music and cats...
Once you become predictable, no one's interested anymore.
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
To play without passion is inexcusable!
Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.
Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time
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.