[on George Harrison] "He
was a giant, a great, great soul, with all of the humanity, all of the wit and humor, all the wisdom, the spirituality, the
common sense of a man and compassion for people. He inspired love and had the strength of a hundred men. He was like the sun,
the flowers and the moon and we will miss him enormously. The world is a profoundly emptier place without him."
"You can't be wise and in love at the same time."
"I think of a hero as someone who understands the degree
of responsibility that comes with his freedom."
"What's money? A man is a success if he gets up in the
morning and goes to bed at night and if between does what he wants to do"
"When you feel in your gut what you are and then dynamically
pursue it - don't back down and don't give up - then you're going to mystify a lot of folks."
"A lot of people can't stand touring but to me it's like
breathing. I do it because I'm driven to do it."
"A mistake is to commit a misunderstanding."
"A poem is a naked person...Some people say that I am a
"All I can do is be me...whoever that is."
"All the truth in the world adds up to one big lie."
"All this talk about equality. The only thing people really
have in common is that they are all going to die."
"At times in my life the only
place I have been happy is when I am on stage."
"Basically you have to suppress your own ambitions
in order to be who you need to be."
"Being noticed can be a burden. Jesus
got himself crucified because he got himself noticed. So I disappear a lot."
myself a poet first and a musician second. I live like a poet and I'll die like a poet."
"I define nothing. Not beauty, not patriotism.
I take each thing as it is, without prior rules about what it should be."
"I don't think the human mind can comprehend
the past and the future. They are both just illusions that can manipulate you into thinking theres some kind of change."
"I'm just glad to be feeling better. I
really thought I'd be seeing Elvis soon."
me the wrong way, a camera... It's a frightening thing...Cameras make ghosts out of people."
you like my stuff doesn't mean I owe you anything."
"Maybe in the 90's or
possibly in the next century people will look upon the 80's as the age of masturbation; that's going on right now in a big
today are still living off the table scraps of the sixties. They are still being passed around - the music and the ideas."
good are fans? You can't eat applause for breakfast. You can't sleep with it."