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.
When you were young, and your heart, was an open book. You used to say, live and let live.
A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
And, in the end The love you take is equal to the love you make.
Music should be something that makes you gotta move, inside or outside
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
Music doesn't lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.
It's so sweet, I feel like my teeth are rotting when I listen to the radio.
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
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 is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
Critics are the men who have failed in literature and art.
Singers come and go, but if you're a good actor, you can last a long time
Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
I can't listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland.
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.
Play it fuckin' loud!
Artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs.
The earth has music for those who listen.