When you were young, and your heart, was an open book. You used to say, live and let live.
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.
Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.
Art! Who comprehends her? With whom can one consult concerning this great goddess?
The only escape from the miseries of life are music and cats...
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 is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.
And I'll stand on the ocean until I start sinking.
A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night, and in between he does what he wants to do.
I accept chaos, I'm not sure whether it accepts me.
Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.
Music melts all the separate parts of our bodies together.
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
Play it fuckin' loud!
A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.
I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to.
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.
Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth.
Comedy is the blues for people who can?t sing.
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.