Music should be something that makes you gotta move, inside or outside
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.
Once you become predictable, no one's interested anymore.
Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.
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.
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
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.
The earth has music for those who listen.
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.
I accept chaos, I'm not sure whether it accepts me.
Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.
When you were young, and your heart, was an open book. You used to say, live and let live.
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
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 spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
And I'll stand on the ocean until I start sinking.
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
Artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs.
Music doesn't lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.
Art! Who comprehends her? With whom can one consult concerning this great goddess?