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 can change the world because it can change people.
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
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.
We're not trying to change the world; just music.
Let silence be the art you practice.
A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.
Every actor in his heart believes everything bad that's printed about him.
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
Art is never finished, only abandoned.
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
Music with dinner is an insult, both to the cook and the violinist.
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
Once you become predictable, no one's interested anymore.
When you were young, and your heart, was an open book. You used to say, live and let live.
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.
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.
To play without passion is inexcusable!
The true art of memory is the art of attention.
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.