We all know that art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.
You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.
We're not trying to change the world; just music.
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
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.
I accept chaos, I'm not sure whether it accepts me.
Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
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 mediator between spiritual and sensual life.
Once you become predictable, no one's interested anymore.
Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.
Play it fuckin' loud!
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
Let silence be the art you practice.
The true art of memory is the art of attention.
Art! Who comprehends her? With whom can one consult concerning this great goddess?
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.
Music doesn't lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.
Rock and roll music, if you like it, if you feel it, you can't help but move to it. That's what happens to me. I can't help it.