A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.
I accept chaos, I'm not sure whether it accepts me.
We all know that art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.
Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.
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.
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.
Every work of art is an uncommitted crime.
Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances.
Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.
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?
One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
Artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs.
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 is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
Music should be something that makes you gotta move, inside or outside
Rhythm is something you either have or don't have, but when you have it, you have it all over.
You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.
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.
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.