I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.
Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.
When you were young, and your heart, was an open book. You used to say, live and let live.
One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
Play it fuckin' loud!
And I'll stand on the ocean until I start sinking.
Music should be something that makes you gotta move, inside or outside
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
It's so sweet, I feel like my teeth are rotting when I listen to the radio.
I can't listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland.
Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.
Rhythm is something you either have or don't have, but when you have it, you have it all over.
Once you become predictable, no one's interested anymore.
Every work of art is an uncommitted crime.
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.
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.
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.
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.