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.
I can't listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland.
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
Every actor in his heart believes everything bad that's printed about him.
You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.
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.
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.
It's so sweet, I feel like my teeth are rotting when I listen to the radio.
Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.
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.
Music should be something that makes you gotta move, inside or outside
Art is permitted to survive only if it renounces the right to be different, and integrates itself into the omnipotent realm of the profane.
The absence of limitations is the enemy of art.
I accept chaos, I'm not sure whether it accepts me.
Music can change the world because it can change people.
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
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.
Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.
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.
And, in the end The love you take is equal to the love you make.
Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time