Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.
Music melts all the separate parts of our bodies together.
Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances.
Once you become predictable, no one's interested anymore.
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.
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.
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.
Music doesn't lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
I can't listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland.
Art not only imitates nature, but also completes its deficiencies.
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
We all know that art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.
Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.
Play it fuckin' loud!
Every work of art is an uncommitted crime.
Music is mediator between spiritual and sensual life.
When you were young, and your heart, was an open book. You used to say, live and let live.
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.
I accept chaos, I'm not sure whether it accepts me.