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.
Art is the image of life, it's purpose simply to enhance it.
With a hundred ways to do a dozen things, why not try it all?
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.
Just slow it down enough to enjoy the ride.
I'm happy to feed the illusion that I'm a lazy recluse.
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.'
People often put me in a V-neck tennis club sweater, driving a Bentley, but my life wasn't like that.
Doing heroin is like walking around with a terrorist as your friend. It's like taking a terrorist around to parties You never know when it's going to blow up on you.
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