To play without passion is inexcusable!
Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.
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?
The absence of limitations is the enemy of art.
Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.
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.
I can't listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland.
Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth.
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.
Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
And I'll stand on the ocean until I start sinking.
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.
Rhythm is something you either have or don't have, but when you have it, you have it all over.
If you do not breathe through writing, if you do not cry out in writing, or sing in writing, then don't write, because our culture has no use for it.
Play it fuckin' loud!
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time
Comedy is the blues for people who can?t sing.