Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
Rhythm is something you either have or don't have, but when you have it, you have it all over.
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
The absence of limitations is the enemy of art.
Music melts all the separate parts of our bodies together.
Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
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.
Play it fuckin' loud!
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
I have a genuine love affair with my audience. When I`m on stage they`re not privileged to see me. It`s a privilege for me to see them.
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
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.
Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth.
Comedy is the blues for people who can?t sing.
I accept chaos, I'm not sure whether it accepts me.
Critics are the men who have failed in literature and art.
I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
When you were young, and your heart, was an open book. You used to say, live and let live.
Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances.
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.