Play it fuckin' loud!
Art is permitted to survive only if it renounces the right to be different, and integrates itself into the omnipotent realm of the profane.
The absence of limitations is the enemy of art.
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.
Music with dinner is an insult, both to the cook and the violinist.
I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
Music can change the world because it can change people.
Artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs.
I'm very happy to hear that my work inspires writers and painters. It's the most beautiful compliment, the greatest reward. Art should always be an exchange.
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
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.
Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.
Art not only imitates nature, but also completes its deficiencies.
Critics are the men who have failed in literature and art.
Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances.
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.
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.
Every work of art is an uncommitted crime.
Art is never finished, only abandoned.
I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.