I accept chaos, I'm not sure whether it accepts me.
Music can change the world because it can change people.
It's so sweet, I feel like my teeth are rotting when I listen to the radio.
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.
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.
Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time
To play without passion is inexcusable!
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 man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.
Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth.
Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.
Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.
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.
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.
Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.
The absence of limitations is the enemy of art.
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
The true art of memory is the art of attention.
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?
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.