Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
Comedy is the blues for people who can?t sing.
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.
We're not trying to change the world; just music.
Music doesn't lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.
The music industry can make you feel like a prostitute.
To play without passion is inexcusable!
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.
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night, and in between he does what he wants to do.
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.
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.
Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.
Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth.
Play it fuckin' loud!
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.
Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances.
The true art of memory is the art of attention.
A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.