Music with dinner is an insult, both to the cook and the violinist.
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
The absence of limitations is the enemy of art.
I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.
When you were young, and your heart, was an open book. You used to say, live and let live.
A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.
Play it fuckin' loud!
Music should be something that makes you gotta move, inside or outside
Every actor in his heart believes everything bad that's printed about him.
Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time
Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
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.
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.
The music industry can make you feel like a prostitute.
Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth.
We all know that art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.
I'm very happy to hear that my work inspires writers and painters. It's the most beautiful compliment, the greatest reward. Art should always be an exchange.
Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
If you do not breathe through writing, if you do not cry out in writing, or sing in writing, then don't write, because our culture has no use for it.
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.