The only escape from the miseries of life are music and cats...
We're not trying to change the world; just music.
Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.
Art! Who comprehends her? With whom can one consult concerning this great goddess?
To play without passion is inexcusable!
One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.
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.
Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
Art is never finished, only abandoned.
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
Singers come and go, but if you're a good actor, you can last a long time
Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances.
Music is mediator between spiritual and sensual life.
The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.
Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
We all know that art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.
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.
You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.