Music doesn't lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
The absence of limitations is the enemy of art.
Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.
Singers come and go, but if you're a good actor, you can last a long time
It's so sweet, I feel like my teeth are rotting when I listen to the radio.
Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.
The only escape from the miseries of life are music and cats...
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.
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.
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.
Each song is a child I nourish and give my love to. But even if you have never written a song, your life is a song. How can it not be?
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.
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.
Art not only imitates nature, but also completes its deficiencies.
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.
The true art of memory is the art of attention.
Once you become predictable, no one's interested anymore.