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.
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.
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.
To play without passion is inexcusable!
Critics are the men who have failed in literature and art.
You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.
I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to.
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth.
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
The only escape from the miseries of life are music and cats...
Let silence be the art you practice.
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
The earth has music for those who listen.
We all know that art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.
Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time
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.
Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.