When you were young, and your heart, was an open book. You used to say, live and let live.
I accept chaos, I'm not sure whether it accepts me.
Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
Let silence be the art you practice.
Critics are the men who have failed in literature and art.
Music is mediator between spiritual and sensual life.
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.
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.
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
The music industry can make you feel like a prostitute.
One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
Each song is a child I nourish and give my love to. But even if you have never written a song, your life is a song. How can it not be?
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.
The true art of memory is the art of attention.
Music doesn't lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.
Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time
The earth has music for those who listen.
Art is permitted to survive only if it renounces the right to be different, and integrates itself into the omnipotent realm of the profane.