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.
Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances.
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.
Music should be something that makes you gotta move, inside or outside
Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.
Artistic talent is a gift from God and whoever discovers it in himself has a certain obligation: to know that he cannot waste this talent, but must develop it.
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
The earth has music for those who listen.
Singers come and go, but if you're a good actor, you can last a long time
Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
Art is never finished, only abandoned.
When you were young, and your heart, was an open book. You used to say, live and let live.
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
Art not only imitates nature, but also completes its deficiencies.
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.
Music can change the world because it can change people.