The absence of limitations is the enemy of art.
Artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs.
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
Music can change the world because it can change people.
I accept chaos, I'm not sure whether it accepts me.
I can't listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland.
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.
Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
Singers come and go, but if you're a good actor, you can last a long time
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.
You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.
Music melts all the separate parts of our bodies together.
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.
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.
I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
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.
Comedy is the blues for people who can?t sing.
We all know that art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.