The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.
Comedy is the blues for people who can?t sing.
Art not only imitates nature, but also completes its deficiencies.
Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.
It's so sweet, I feel like my teeth are rotting when I listen to the radio.
Music doesn't lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.
The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.
The absence of limitations is the enemy of art.
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 with dinner is an insult, both to the cook and the violinist.
The music industry can make you feel like a prostitute.
I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
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.
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.
To play without passion is inexcusable!
You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.
Play it fuckin' loud!
Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its 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.
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.