After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances.
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.
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 earth has music for those who listen.
I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.
Music doesn't lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.
Music should be something that makes you gotta move, inside or outside
I accept chaos, I'm not sure whether it accepts me.
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
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.
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
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.
A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.
It's so sweet, I feel like my teeth are rotting when I listen to the radio.
The only escape from the miseries of life are music and cats...