I love rock-n-roll. I think it's an exciting art form. It's revolutionary. Still revolutionary and it changed people. It changed their hearts. But yeah, even rock-n-roll has a lot of rubbish, really bad music.
It's so sweet, I feel like my teeth are rotting when I listen to the radio.
Rhythm is something you either have or don't have, but when you have it, you have it all over.
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
Let silence be the art you practice.
We all know that art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.
Comedy is the blues for people who can?t sing.
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances.
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.
Art is permitted to survive only if it renounces the right to be different, and integrates itself into the omnipotent realm of the profane.
Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth.
And I'll stand on the ocean until I start sinking.
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.
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.
Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
Once you become predictable, no one's interested anymore.
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.
Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time
The absence of limitations is the enemy of art.