Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.
Music doesn't lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.
Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth.
Music can change the world because it can change people.
Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.
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.
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.
I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to.
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.
Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances.
The true art of memory is the art of attention.
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.
We're not trying to change the world; just music.
Artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs.
You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.
Once you become predictable, no one's interested anymore.
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
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?
I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.