Music should be something that makes you gotta move, inside or outside
Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth.
Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.
The absence of limitations is the enemy of art.
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.
Music melts all the separate parts of our bodies together.
Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.
I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.
I accept chaos, I'm not sure whether it accepts me.
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
Music is mediator between spiritual and sensual life.
Art is never finished, only abandoned.
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.
Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.
Rhythm is something you either have or don't have, but when you have it, you have it all over.
The earth has music for those who listen.
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
The true art of memory is the art of attention.
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
Rock and roll music, if you like it, if you feel it, you can't help but move to it. That's what happens to me. I can't help it.