A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night, and in between he does what he wants to do.
To play without passion is inexcusable!
When you were young, and your heart, was an open book. You used to say, live and let live.
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
Play it fuckin' loud!
Art! Who comprehends her? With whom can one consult concerning this great goddess?
Artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs.
You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.
We all know that art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.
Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances.
The absence of limitations is the enemy of art.
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.
One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
One thing that really appeals to me is this idea of music being a living thing that has an evolution that, in a way, enables the artist to sell a process rather than a piece of product.
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
Singers come and go, but if you're a good actor, you can last a long time
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.
Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.