Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.
The absence of limitations is the enemy of art.
The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.
I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.
Music should be something that makes you gotta move, inside or outside
The earth has music for those who listen.
Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
It's so sweet, I feel like my teeth are rotting when I listen to the radio.
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.
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.
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?
The music industry can make you feel like a prostitute.
We're not trying to change the world; just music.
Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.
Every actor in his heart believes everything bad that's printed about him.
Music doesn't lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.