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.
One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth.
Rhythm is something you either have or don't have, but when you have it, you have it all over.
The absence of limitations is the enemy of art.
Being a celebrity has taught me to hide, but being an actor has opened my soul.
The music industry can make you feel like a prostitute.
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.
When you were young, and your heart, was an open book. You used to say, live and let live.
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 true art of memory is the art of attention.
Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.
Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.
I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
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.
The earth has music for those who listen.
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.
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances.
I accept chaos, I'm not sure whether it accepts me.