Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.
I accept chaos, I'm not sure whether it accepts me.
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.
Art is never finished, only abandoned.
Music can change the world because it can change people.
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 absence of limitations is the enemy of art.
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
Music is mediator between spiritual and sensual life.
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.
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.
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
The true art of memory is the art of attention.
Music should be something that makes you gotta move, inside or outside
Music melts all the separate parts of our bodies together.
Play it fuckin' loud!
I love rock-n-roll. I think it's an exciting art form. It's revolutionary. Still revolutionary and it changed people. It changed their hearts. But yeah, even rock-n-roll has a lot of rubbish, really bad music.