The iPod completely changed the way people approach music.
People are going to say what they want to say and think what they want to think, and I can't change their minds.
Vadim changed my mind about acting. Vadim was the only man who was certain I had something special to offer.
This deep feeling for the soul of common people; their life became the main impulse for musical improvisation before I learned the basics in piano.
You can't expect the press to stand still and not to want to change their minds, and develop something you and I haven't noticed.
First of all, the music that people call Latin or Spanish is really African. So Black people need to get the credit for that.
Enlighten the people generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body and mind will vanish like evil spirits at the dawn of day.
Time, which changes people, does not alter the image we have retained of them.
How did this or that change my music? The only time I have to think about it is when an interviewer asks me that.
I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right, you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
When an archer is shooting for nothing, he has all his skill. If he shoots for a brass buckle, he is already nervous. If he shoots for a prize of gold, he goes blind or sees two targets - He is out of his mind! His skill has not changed. But the prize divides him. He cares. He thinks more of winning than of shooting- And the need to win drains him of power.
One of my grandfathers, actually, having gone out there as a minister, decided he would better serve the people as a doctor. So at a very late age - at the age of 38 in fact - he changed course and decided to become a doctor.
No well-informed person ever imputed inconsistency to another for changing his mind.
People are always telling me that change is good. But all that means is that something you didn't want to happen has happened.
Life is like dancing. If we have a big floor, many people will dance. Some will get angry when the rhythm changes. But life is changing all the time.
Music is the expression of the movement of the waters, the play of curves described by changing breezes.
I cannot drink or do anything that changes the mind.
A lot of people told me that I'm committing musical suicide with my sound.
To understand the true quality of people, you must look into their minds, and examine their pursuits and aversions.
People are going deaf because music is played louder and louder, but because they're going deaf, it has to be played louder still.
I also love Dido and Nelly Furtado and people who are really into their music like that. And I love Renee Zellweger.
You can perform all kind of characters but you cannot change what people feel for you.
People who lean on logic and philosophy and rational exposition end by starving the best part of the mind.
The essential function of art is moral. But a passionate, implicit morality, not didactic. A morality which changes the blood, rather than the mind.
Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.