A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.
I can't listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland.
The music industry can make you feel like a prostitute.
And, in the end The love you take is equal to the love you make.
And I'll stand on the ocean until I start sinking.
Music can change the world because it can change people.
We all know that art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.
When you were young, and your heart, was an open book. You used to say, live and let live.
We're not trying to change the world; just music.
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
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.
Play it fuckin' loud!
Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth.
Art not only imitates nature, but also completes its deficiencies.
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.
Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.
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 washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
Once you become predictable, no one's interested anymore.
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.
Music with dinner is an insult, both to the cook and the violinist.