Desire is individual. Happiness is common.
Religion is never the problem; it's the people who use it to gain power.
Greed is the inventor of injustice as well as the current enforcer.
With a hundred ways to do a dozen things, why not try it all?
Art is the image of life, it's purpose simply to enhance it.
I feel like I've given up a lot of my fantasies. I just want to do things differently, and to a lot of people that's annoying. I like weird stuff. I always hoped if we had a big success it would be on our own terms…
The best artists are the ones that work the hardest, and if you work hard enough, you'll eventually experience the happy accidents that are art.
Forgive them even if they are not sorry
I don't really care about clothes, but it's about wearing something that gives you social confidence.
I'm happy to feed the illusion that I'm a lazy recluse.
Just slow it down enough to enjoy the ride.
It was 100,000 years before we figured out what to do with fire. Imagine cavemen, sitting in front of a fire, eating raw meat for 100 thousand years.
Boarding school didn't feel like my world, I felt like an alien; people there had a lot of money.
It find it funny how people from Boston and New York hate each other because of pro teams.
Make sure your heart is singing right until the day it stops.
When you first start writing a song, it's fun, then when you start recording it, it's fun, but by the time you've finished recording it, you're sick of it.
The problem with touring isn't the traveling and the shows, it's the vegetal state you get into.
I kinda like messing with perception a little bit. Kind of what drugs do sometimes, and drinking. I mean, you know, you mess with your mind a little bit to see life from different angles. Within reason, if you can handle it.
If you're in a bar and a certain song comes on and the vibe is just different, it evokes the kinds of things that you want to feel, and if music can do that it's a very special thing.
I have to say, I'm good with gifts. If I find something perfect for a certain person, I'll just get it and put it away in a kind of nook under my bed - a little gift hutch, if you prefer.
Kids are always honest, 'cause they don't think they're ever going to die.
I'm really grateful. But I never had the rock star dream. I thought it would be cool to be a modern-day composer.
Whenever I go to shows, I end up looking at what shoes the guy onstage is wearing and the jacket he's got on. And when you know everything's gonna be under scrutiny, it makes you feel more comfortable if you have cool stuff.
Vanity can easily overtake wisdom. It usually overtakes common sense.
In most cultures, you can have a kid at 18 and it's not a big thing. It's not like, 'Oh, you've got to get a different haircut and move to the suburbs and act, like, 35.'
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