Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time
Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.
Artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs.
The only escape from the miseries of life are music and cats...
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 doesn't lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.
Let silence be the art you practice.
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 music industry can make you feel like a prostitute.
One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
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.
We're not trying to change the world; just music.
I accept chaos, I'm not sure whether it accepts me.
Each song is a child I nourish and give my love to. But even if you have never written a song, your life is a song. How can it not be?
Music should be something that makes you gotta move, inside or outside
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
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.
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
And I'll stand on the ocean until I start sinking.