I was born with music inside me. Music was one of my parts. Like my ribs, my kidneys, my liver, my heart. Like my blood. It was a force already within me when I arrived on the scene. It was a necessity for me-like food or water.
I think music in itself is healing. It's an explosive expression of humanity. It's something we are all touched by. No matter what culture we're from, everyone loves music.
Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
It is cruel, you know, that music should be so beautiful. It has the beauty of loneliness of pain: of strength and freedom. The beauty of disappointment and never-satisfied love. The cruel beauty of nature and everlasting beauty of monotony.
Music, in performance, is a type of sculpture. The air in the performance is sculpted into something.
There are more love songs than anything else. If songs could make you do something we'd all love one another.
When words leave off, music begins.
Composers shouldn't think too much - it interferes with their plagiarism.