Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
Music is mediator between spiritual and sensual life.
Art! Who comprehends her? With whom can one consult concerning this great goddess?
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.
Singers come and go, but if you're a good actor, you can last a long time
Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.
Music should be something that makes you gotta move, inside or outside
Every work of art is an uncommitted crime.
Artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs.
We all know that art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.
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.
Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.
It's so sweet, I feel like my teeth are rotting when I listen to the radio.
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.
The true art of memory is the art of attention.
Once you become predictable, no one's interested anymore.
Critics are the men who have failed in literature and art.
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.
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.
I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.