Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.
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.
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.
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.
The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.
I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.
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.
The only escape from the miseries of life are music and cats...
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.
It's so sweet, I feel like my teeth are rotting when I listen to the radio.
One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
Music doesn't lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.
Singers come and go, but if you're a good actor, you can last a long time
Art! Who comprehends her? With whom can one consult concerning this great goddess?
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.
Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
Rhythm is something you either have or don't have, but when you have it, you have it all over.
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.