Music can change the world because it can change people.
And, in the end The love you take is equal to the love you make.
I accept chaos, I'm not sure whether it accepts me.
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
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.
The only escape from the miseries of life are music and cats...
I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.
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.
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?
Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.
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.
I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
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.
We all know that art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.
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.
Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.
Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.
Critics are the men who have failed in literature and art.