I think in terms of emotions. And feelings. So sometimes what I say may not always be clear. But creatively, there's a lot to be said for that way of thinking.
I still believe that something is right only when it feels right.
You say how you feel, and songs don't lie. Songs are the most honest form of human expression there is--there's nothing that lies about a song.
I believe that music is God's voice.
If there's not love present, it's much, much harder to function. When there's love present, it's easier to deal with life.
The only reason I'd ever get a sex change operation is to see what it's like to be right all the time.
Humor - it helps to make the vibe better - it loosens up the vibrations.
Some people might think that sex is the highest experience you can have. I tend to think that music is.
I'm not a genius. I'm just a hard-working guy.
The idea of taking a song, envisioning the overall sound in my head and then bringing the arrangement to life in the studio...well, that gives me satisfaction like nothing else.
I approach my music-making as an art-form--something pure from the spirit to which I can add dynamics and marketable reality. Music is genuine and healthy and the stimulation I get from molding it and adding dynamics is like nothing else on earth.
Summer means happy times and good sunshine. It means going to the beach, going to Disneyland, having fun.
I have auditory hallucinations, I hear voices saying derogatory things, like I'm terrible and I'm going to die, and they're usually worse in the afternoon.
I consider myself to be a crusader of love. I try to spread love around the world as best I can because I know I have a handle on love.
I wake up in the morning and I say 'Ahh! Today's the day for a song! I'm going to write a song today!' And I do. I write a song.
I've never written one note or word of music simply because I think it will make money.
Every now and then I hear voices in my head, but not very clear. I can't understand what they are saying. It's a mental illness. I have been diagnosed as a manic depressive.
Love and mercy that's what you need tonight. Love and mercy to you and your friends tonight.
Being single is like liking a Phil Spector record.
People are part of my music. A lot of my songs are the result of emotional experiences, sadness, pain, joy, and exultation in nature and sunshine and so on...like 'California Girls' which was a hymn to youth.
J.S. Bach was easily the greatest musical innovator in the history of the world. He was so advanced for his time. There's a spiritual depth to his music. You can listen to it and it's like meditation.
I think about God, yes, and I wonder if there is a God. And if there is a God, will God please help me through my hard trips.
I'm happy; I'm a happy person.
I have stage fright every single concert I've ever done. I have at least four or five minutes of it. It's absolute living hell.
I meditate and I also think about meditation. Which is funny. I think about Maharishi, about just the idea of meditating. It gives me something.
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