Let silence be the art you practice.
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.
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.
I can't listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland.
Music is mediator between spiritual and sensual life.
Music can change the world because it can change people.
Once you become predictable, no one's interested anymore.
The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
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.
Play it fuckin' loud!
I accept chaos, I'm not sure whether it accepts me.
Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.
The music industry can make you feel like a prostitute.
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.
The earth has music for those who listen.
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.