I accept chaos, I'm not sure whether it accepts me.
Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances.
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.
Music with dinner is an insult, both to the cook and the violinist.
Artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs.
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.
I think another thing is that we don't really want exclusivity. We accept that it is in the artist's interest to be on sale in every place where they sell music.
The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.
Let silence be the art you practice.
Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
The absence of limitations is the enemy of art.
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
And, in the end The love you take is equal to the love you make.
Once you become predictable, no one's interested anymore.
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.
Music should be something that makes you gotta move, inside or outside
Comedy is the blues for people who can?t sing.
Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.
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.
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.