I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to.
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 is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.
Music doesn't lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.
Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.
One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
Rhythm is something you either have or don't have, but when you have it, you have it all over.
Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time
Artistic talent is a gift from God and whoever discovers it in himself has a certain obligation: to know that he cannot waste this talent, but must develop it.
Art is never finished, only abandoned.
And I'll stand on the ocean until I start sinking.
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.
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
Music can change the world because it can change people.
Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.
Music melts all the separate parts of our bodies together.
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.
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'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.