Rhythm is something you either have or don't have, but when you have it, you have it all over.
Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.
It's so sweet, I feel like my teeth are rotting when I listen to the radio.
Art is permitted to survive only if it renounces the right to be different, and integrates itself into the omnipotent realm of the profane.
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.
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
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.
And I'll stand on the ocean until I start sinking.
Play it fuckin' loud!
You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.
Music with dinner is an insult, both to the cook and the violinist.
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.
Music can change the world because it can change people.
Once you become predictable, no one's interested anymore.
Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time
I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.
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.
Music is mediator between spiritual and sensual life.
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.