Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
Artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs.
Music can change the world because it can change people.
The absence of limitations is the enemy of art.
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.
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.
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.
The only escape from the miseries of life are music and cats...
Music is mediator between spiritual and sensual life.
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
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.
Art is permitted to survive only if it renounces the right to be different, and integrates itself into the omnipotent realm of the profane.
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
The music industry can make you feel like a prostitute.
I accept chaos, I'm not sure whether it accepts me.
The earth has music for those who listen.
I can't listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland.
Once you become predictable, no one's interested anymore.
I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.