Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances.
I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.
Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
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.
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.
The only escape from the miseries of life are music and cats...
Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.
It's so sweet, I feel like my teeth are rotting when I listen to the radio.
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
The music industry can make you feel like a prostitute.
Art! Who comprehends her? With whom can one consult concerning this great goddess?
The absence of limitations is the enemy of art.
I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.
To play without passion is inexcusable!
You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.
I accept chaos, I'm not sure whether it accepts me.
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
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.
Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.