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.
Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.
Art! Who comprehends her? With whom can one consult concerning this great goddess?
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
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?
A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.
Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.
Artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs.
I can't listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland.
Once you become predictable, no one's interested anymore.
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
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.
I accept chaos, I'm not sure whether it accepts me.
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
Comedy is the blues for people who can?t sing.
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.
Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.
Let silence be the art you practice.