"Everything that's happening to you, is what's suppose to be happening to you. So just relax."
"Whatever you do as an artist, people have to have an experience. It's not about the details or the wrong note or what tuning the piano is. It doesn't matter. It all doesn't matter. It only matters what people think when they leave the room and what their impression was."
"For me, the greatest thing about being a musician is being in the position to inspire other people. I take such pleasure in hearing that people have been motivated to create after hearing my music, whether it be a painting, a poem, their own music or something completely different. Music is not a one way street, it is a conversation where the listener's role is as important as the artist's."
“I want to go and write music that announces to you that you can feel something. I don’t want to tell you what to feel, but I just want you to have the possibility of feeling something.”
"When you feel totally alone in your thoughts and feelings, there's someone out there who is going through what you went through, even if it's the strangest, weirdest thing you could think of."