Art is never finished, only abandoned.
The only escape from the miseries of life are music and cats...
Let silence be the art you practice.
Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.
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.
Every work of art is an uncommitted crime.
Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.
One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth.
Rock and roll music, if you like it, if you feel it, you can't help but move to it. That's what happens to me. I can't help it.
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
Music can change the world because it can change people.
Artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs.
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.
We're not trying to change the world; just music.
To play without passion is inexcusable!
Art is permitted to survive only if it renounces the right to be different, and integrates itself into the omnipotent realm of the profane.
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.