You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.
Let silence be the art you practice.
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
Rhythm is something you either have or don't have, but when you have it, you have it all over.
Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.
The earth has music for those who listen.
One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
We're not trying to change the world; just music.
Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth.
I accept chaos, I'm not sure whether it accepts me.
And, in the end The love you take is equal to the love you make.
Critics are the men who have failed in literature and art.
Art is permitted to survive only if it renounces the right to be different, and integrates itself into the omnipotent realm of the profane.
Art is never finished, only abandoned.
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
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.
To play without passion is inexcusable!