I have a genuine love affair with my audience. When I`m on stage they`re not privileged to see me. It`s a privilege for me to see them.
Once you become predictable, no one's interested anymore.
Artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs.
One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
Music is mediator between spiritual and sensual life.
Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
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.
Critics are the men who have failed in literature and art.
Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth.
Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances.
And I'll stand on the ocean until I start sinking.
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.
We all know that art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.
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.
Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
Art not only imitates nature, but also completes its deficiencies.