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.
Rhythm is something you either have or don't have, but when you have it, you have it all over.
Music can change the world because it can change people.
Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.
And I'll stand on the ocean until I start sinking.
The only escape from the miseries of life are music and cats...
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.
The earth has music for those who listen.
I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to.
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.
Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time
It's so sweet, I feel like my teeth are rotting when I listen to the radio.
Music melts all the separate parts of our bodies together.
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 art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.
A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night, and in between he does what he wants to do.
Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.
Art not only imitates nature, but also completes its deficiencies.
Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances.
Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.
An artist's duty is rather to stay open-minded and in a state where he can receive information and inspiration. You always have to be ready for that little artistic Epiphany.