I can't listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland.
Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.
To play without passion is inexcusable!
Art! Who comprehends her? With whom can one consult concerning this great goddess?
Once you become predictable, no one's interested anymore.
Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time
A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night, and in between he does what he wants to do.
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
The earth has music for those who listen.
Music should be something that makes you gotta move, inside or outside
Each song is a child I nourish and give my love to. But even if you have never written a song, your life is a song. How can it not be?
I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.
The music industry can make you feel like a prostitute.
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 doesn't lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.
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 passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
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.
When you were young, and your heart, was an open book. You used to say, live and let live.
And I'll stand on the ocean until I start sinking.