The earth has music for those who listen.
To play without passion is inexcusable!
An artist's duty is rather to stay open-minded and in a state where he can receive information and inspiration. You always have to be ready for that little artistic Epiphany.
Music should be something that makes you gotta move, inside or outside
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.
I can't listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland.
I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to.
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
Once you become predictable, no one's interested anymore.
Art not only imitates nature, but also completes its deficiencies.
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.
I love rock-n-roll. I think it's an exciting art form. It's revolutionary. Still revolutionary and it changed people. It changed their hearts. But yeah, even rock-n-roll has a lot of rubbish, really bad music.
Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
Every work of art is an uncommitted crime.
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.
And I'll stand on the ocean until I start sinking.
The true art of memory is the art of attention.
I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
I accept chaos, I'm not sure whether it accepts me.
Music can change the world because it can change people.