Art not only imitates nature, but also completes its deficiencies.
The absence of limitations is the enemy of art.
Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.
Music melts all the separate parts of our bodies together.
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?
It's so sweet, I feel like my teeth are rotting when I listen to the radio.
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 can change the world because it can change people.
Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
Artistic talent is a gift from God and whoever discovers it in himself has a certain obligation: to know that he cannot waste this talent, but must develop it.
I accept chaos, I'm not sure whether it accepts me.
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 magic delivered from the lie of being truth.
I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to.
A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.
Music should be something that makes you gotta move, inside or outside
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.