I think music in itself is healing. It's an explosive expression of humanity. It's something we are all touched by. No matter what culture we're from, everyone loves music.
Musicians want to be the loud voice for so many quiet hearts.
I am, as I've said, merely competent. But in an age of incompetence, that makes me extraordinary.
Artists - musicians, painters, writers, poets - always seem to have had the most accurate perception of what is really going on around them, not the official version or the popular perception of contemporary life.
I definitely prefer being a lover than a fighter.
Most people are satisfied with the junk food being sold as music.
In a way, we are magicians. We are alchemists, sorcerers and wizards. We are a very strange bunch. But there is great fun in being a wizard.
There's nothing better than good sex. But bad sex? A peanut butter and jelly sandwich is better than bad sex.
Like family, we are tied to each other. This is what all good musicians understand.
I really wish I was less of a thinking man and more of a fool not afraid of rejection.
Historically, musicians know what it is like to be outside the norm - walking the high wire without a safety net. Our experience is not so different from those who march to the beat of different drummers.
Why do musicians give so much time to charitable causes? The most humanitarian cause that we can give our time to is the creation and performance of music itself.
As human beings, we need to know that we are not alone, that we are not crazy or completely out of our minds, that there are other people out there who feel as we do, live as we do, love as we do, who are like us.
If you are not doing what you love, you are wasting your time.
I'd rather laugh with the sinners than cry with the saints - the sinners are much more fun.
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