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.
Art is never finished, only abandoned.
Let silence be the art you practice.
Rock and roll music, if you like it, if you feel it, you can't help but move to it. That's what happens to me. I can't help it.
The true art of memory is the art of attention.
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
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 should be something that makes you gotta move, inside or outside
Artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs.
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.
Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time
Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.
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.
The absence of limitations is the enemy of art.
Once you become predictable, no one's interested anymore.
Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
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.
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 passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.