Music is mediator between spiritual and sensual life.
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.
Art is never finished, only abandoned.
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.
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.
Every actor in his heart believes everything bad that's printed about him.
The music industry can make you feel like a prostitute.
When you were young, and your heart, was an open book. You used to say, live and let live.
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.
Artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs.
Play it fuckin' loud!
Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth.
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
I think another thing is that we don't really want exclusivity. We accept that it is in the artist's interest to be on sale in every place where they sell music.
I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to.
And, in the end The love you take is equal to the love you make.
It's so sweet, I feel like my teeth are rotting when I listen to the radio.
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 with dinner is an insult, both to the cook and the violinist.
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.