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 in the soul can be heard by the universe.
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.
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.
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.
Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
Every work of art is an uncommitted crime.
The absence of limitations is the enemy of art.
Artistic talent is a gift from God and whoever discovers it in himself has a certain obligation: to know that he cannot waste this talent, but must develop it.
Play it fuckin' loud!
When you were young, and your heart, was an open book. You used to say, live and let live.
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.
We all know that art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.
I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.
I can't listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland.
I accept chaos, I'm not sure whether it accepts me.
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.
Let silence be the art you practice.
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
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.