I think another thing is that we don't really want exclusivity. We accept that it is in the artist's interest to be on sale in every place where they sell music.
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! Who comprehends her? With whom can one consult concerning this great goddess?
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.
Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.
Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.
Music melts all the separate parts of our bodies together.
I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to.
Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances.
Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
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.
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.
Music is mediator between spiritual and sensual life.
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.
I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.
Once you become predictable, no one's interested anymore.
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.