The music industry can make you feel like a prostitute.
I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
Music is mediator between spiritual and sensual life.
I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
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.
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
Music with dinner is an insult, both to the cook and the violinist.
I accept chaos, I'm not sure whether it accepts me.
When you were young, and your heart, was an open book. You used to say, live and let live.
Every work of art is an uncommitted crime.
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.
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
We all know that art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.
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.
If you do not breathe through writing, if you do not cry out in writing, or sing in writing, then don't write, because our culture has no use for it.
Singers come and go, but if you're a good actor, you can last a long time