»Music is for me like a beautiful mosaic which God has put together. He takes all the pieces in his hand, throws them into the world, and we have to recreate the picture from the pieces.«

»If I could express the same thing with words as with music, I would, of course, use a verbal expression. Music is something autonomous and much richer. Music begins where the possibilities of language end. That is why I write music.«

»Sinn für Musik habe ich eigentlich immer nur bei Bankiers gefunden, höchst selten bei Künstlern, die lieber über Geld reden.«