Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
Comedy is the blues for people who can?t sing.
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
Once you become predictable, no one's interested anymore.
Art is never finished, only abandoned.
The absence of limitations is the enemy of art.
Artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs.
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
Every actor in his heart believes everything bad that's printed about him.
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
I can't listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland.
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.
Let silence be the art you practice.
I accept chaos, I'm not sure whether it accepts me.
The only escape from the miseries of life are music and cats...
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.
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 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.