Critics are the men who have failed in literature and art.
Music melts all the separate parts of our bodies together.
The only escape from the miseries of life are music and cats...
A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.
Music can change the world because it can change people.
The absence of limitations is the enemy of art.
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.
Comedy is the blues for people who can?t sing.
Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
Artistic talent is a gift from God and whoever discovers it in himself has a certain obligation: to know that he cannot waste this talent, but must develop it.
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.
The music industry can make you feel like a prostitute.
The true art of memory is the art of attention.
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.
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.
Music should be something that makes you gotta move, inside or outside
Let silence be the art you practice.