Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
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 silence be the art you practice.
I have a genuine love affair with my audience. When I`m on stage they`re not privileged to see me. It`s a privilege for me to see them.
To play without passion is inexcusable!
Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time
It's so sweet, I feel like my teeth are rotting when I listen to the radio.
I accept chaos, I'm not sure whether it accepts me.
Music melts all the separate parts of our bodies together.
Art is permitted to survive only if it renounces the right to be different, and integrates itself into the omnipotent realm of the profane.
Music can change the world because it can change people.
Each song is a child I nourish and give my love to. But even if you have never written a song, your life is a song. How can it not be?
Art is never finished, only abandoned.
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.
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.
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.
If you do not breathe through writing, if you do not cry out in writing, or sing in writing, then don't write, because our culture has no use for it.
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
Critics are the men who have failed in literature and art.