Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.
We're not trying to change the world; just music.
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
Let silence be the art you practice.
I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
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.
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
The earth has music for those who listen.
You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.
Artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs.
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.
And, in the end The love you take is equal to the love you make.
The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.
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?
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
Art is never finished, only abandoned.
A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.
Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.
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 can't listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland.
When you were young, and your heart, was an open book. You used to say, live and let live.