Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.
And I'll stand on the ocean until I start sinking.
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.
You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
Music can change the world because it can change people.
The true art of memory is the art of attention.
We all know that art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.
And, in the end The love you take is equal to the love you make.
The absence of limitations is the enemy of art.
Music melts all the separate parts of our bodies together.
The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.
Comedy is the blues for people who can?t sing.
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.
Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.
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.
Art not only imitates nature, but also completes its deficiencies.
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.
Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time