We all know that art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.
Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.
Art is never finished, only abandoned.
The true art of memory is the art of attention.
Music can change the world because it can change people.
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
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.
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.
I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
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.
Music melts all the separate parts of our bodies together.
The music industry can make you feel like a prostitute.
We're not trying to change the world; just music.
Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.
The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.
When you were young, and your heart, was an open book. You used to say, live and let live.
Music is mediator between spiritual and sensual life.
You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.
Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.