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.
When you were young, and your heart, was an open book. You used to say, live and let live.
Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.
Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances.
Once you become predictable, no one's interested anymore.
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 washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.
I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
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.
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 man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.
Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.
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.
And I'll stand on the ocean until I start sinking.
One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
We all know that art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.
Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.
Comedy is the blues for people who can?t sing.
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.