Music melts all the separate parts of our bodies together.
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
Rock and roll music, if you like it, if you feel it, you can't help but move to it. That's what happens to me. I can't help it.
The only escape from the miseries of life are music and cats...
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
Once you become predictable, no one's interested anymore.
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.
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
Art is magic delivered from the lie of being 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.
Every work of art is an uncommitted crime.
Music can change the world because it can change people.
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
Critics are the men who have failed in literature and art.
Artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs.
Rhythm is something you either have or don't have, but when you have it, you have it all over.
I can't listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland.
I accept chaos, I'm not sure whether it accepts me.
Art is permitted to survive only if it renounces the right to be different, and integrates itself into the omnipotent realm of the profane.
Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.