After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
Music should be something that makes you gotta move, inside or outside
Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.
Artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs.
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.
Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.
Rhythm is something you either have or don't have, but when you have it, you have it all over.
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 have a genuine love affair with my audience. When I`m on stage they`re not privileged to see me. It`s a privilege for me to see them.
Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
Art is permitted to survive only if it renounces the right to be different, and integrates itself into the omnipotent realm of the profane.
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 think another thing is that we don't really want exclusivity. We accept that it is in the artist's interest to be on sale in every place where they sell music.
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.
Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.
Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances.
Critics are the men who have failed in literature and art.
Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.
The true art of memory is the art of attention.