Rhythm is something you either have or don't have, but when you have it, you have it all over.
The only escape from the miseries of life are music and cats...
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.
Let silence be the art you practice.
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.
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.
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.
Music with dinner is an insult, both to the cook and the violinist.
When you were young, and your heart, was an open book. You used to say, live and let live.
I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
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.
Music melts all the separate parts of our bodies together.
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
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.
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.
The music industry can make you feel like a prostitute.
Once you become predictable, no one's interested anymore.
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.