After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
The music industry can make you feel like a prostitute.
I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
The true art of memory is the art of attention.
We're not trying to change the world; just music.
Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time
Art is permitted to survive only if it renounces the right to be different, and integrates itself into the omnipotent realm of the profane.
Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances.
And, in the end The love you take is equal to the love you make.
Music with dinner is an insult, both to the cook and the violinist.
You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.
One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
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.
Music is mediator between spiritual and sensual life.
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.
Rhythm is something you either have or don't have, but when you have it, you have it all over.
Rock and roll music, if you like it, if you feel it, you can't help but move to it. That's what happens to me. I can't help it.
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.
I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
And I'll stand on the ocean until I start sinking.