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.
Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time
A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.
Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.
Music can change the world because it can change people.
The earth has music for those who listen.
Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.
Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.
And, in the end The love you take is equal to the love you make.
Art is permitted to survive only if it renounces the right to be different, and integrates itself into the omnipotent realm of the profane.
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.
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.
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
Play it fuckin' loud!
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.
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.
We all know that art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
When you were young, and your heart, was an open book. You used to say, live and let live.
The music industry can make you feel like a prostitute.
Art is never finished, only abandoned.