The absence of limitations is the enemy of art.
Music can change the world because it can change people.
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
The only escape from the miseries of life are music and cats...
The earth has music for those who listen.
I can't listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland.
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.
Comedy is the blues for people who can?t sing.
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.
The true art of memory is the art of attention.
Rhythm is something you either have or don't have, but when you have it, you have it all over.
We're not trying to change the world; just music.
I accept chaos, I'm not sure whether it accepts me.
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.
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.
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.
Each song is a child I nourish and give my love to. But even if you have never written a song, your life is a song. How can it not be?