I think another thing is that we don't really want exclusivity. We accept that it is in the artist's interest to be on sale in every place where they sell music.
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.
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 can change the world because it can change people.
You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.
I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to.
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances.
The true art of memory is the art of attention.
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
The earth has music for those who listen.
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
It's so sweet, I feel like my teeth are rotting when I listen to the radio.
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 is permitted to survive only if it renounces the right to be different, and integrates itself into the omnipotent realm of the profane.
Singers come and go, but if you're a good actor, you can last a long time
Critics are the men who have failed in literature and art.
Every work of art is an uncommitted crime.
Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.