The true art of memory is the art of attention.
Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
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.
Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.
We all know that art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.
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.
Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth.
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.
Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.
I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.
I can't listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland.
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?
And, in the end The love you take is equal to the love you make.
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.
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.
Music melts all the separate parts of our bodies together.
I accept chaos, I'm not sure whether it accepts me.
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.
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
Artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs.