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.
The music industry can make you feel like a prostitute.
Singers come and go, but if you're a good actor, you can last a long time
The true art of memory is the art of attention.
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
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?
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.
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
Music can change the world because it can change people.
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.
Music should be something that makes you gotta move, inside or outside
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.
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.
Let silence be the art you practice.
We're not trying to change the world; just music.
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.
Music melts all the separate parts of our bodies together.
Play it fuckin' loud!