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.
Music with dinner is an insult, both to the cook and the violinist.
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
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.
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.
I think another thing is that we don't really want exclusivity. We accept that it is in the artist's interest to be on sale in every place where they sell music.
Music can change the world because it can change people.
Art not only imitates nature, but also completes its deficiencies.
Critics are the men who have failed in literature and art.
The absence of limitations is the enemy of art.
Comedy is the blues for people who can?t sing.
Every work of art is an uncommitted crime.
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
The earth has music for those who listen.
Once you become predictable, no one's interested anymore.
Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.
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.
Art! Who comprehends her? With whom can one consult concerning this great goddess?
A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night, and in between he does what he wants to do.
Let silence be the art you practice.
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.