The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.
The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.
The earth has music for those who listen.
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
An artist's duty is rather to stay open-minded and in a state where he can receive information and inspiration. You always have to be ready for that little artistic Epiphany.
When you were young, and your heart, was an open book. You used to say, live and let live.
Music can change the world because it can change people.
Rhythm is something you either have or don't have, but when you have it, you have it all over.
Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.
And I'll stand on the ocean until I start sinking.
Artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs.
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.
Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.
A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.
Once you become predictable, no one's interested anymore.
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.
Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances.
Critics are the men who have failed in literature and art.
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.
Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
I love rock-n-roll. I think it's an exciting art form. It's revolutionary. Still revolutionary and it changed people. It changed their hearts. But yeah, even rock-n-roll has a lot of rubbish, really bad music.