To play without passion is inexcusable!
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
The absence of limitations is the enemy of art.
Art not only imitates nature, but also completes its deficiencies.
The earth has music for those who listen.
A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.
It's so sweet, I feel like my teeth are rotting when I listen to the radio.
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
The music industry can make you feel like a prostitute.
Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.
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 can change the world because it can change people.
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
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.
Artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs.
Once you become predictable, no one's interested anymore.
Rock and roll music, if you like it, if you feel it, you can't help but move to it. That's what happens to me. I can't help it.
Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
Let silence be the art you practice.
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.