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.
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.
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.
Artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs.
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
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.
Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.
Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time
We're not trying to change the world; just music.
I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
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 in the soul can be heard by the universe.
A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.
Critics are the men who have failed in literature and art.
Music is mediator between spiritual and sensual life.
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.
Play it fuckin' loud!
The only escape from the miseries of life are music and cats...
When you were young, and your heart, was an open book. You used to say, live and let live.
Art is never finished, only abandoned.