Experience is a great teacher.
Soul is about authenticity. Soul is about finding the things in your life that are real and pure.
I want to move people.
When we see people that are impoverished and people who are dealt an unfair hand, then if we have the power to help them, we should try to do that.
Sometimes there's that perfect moment when the crowd, the music, the energy of the room come together in a way that brings me to tears.
I'm craving more soul, I'm craving more truth, I'm craving more socially - just people that are aware of what's going on in the world.
At the end of the day, there's only a few major stars in the music business, and then there's all these people that are aspiring to be that.
The best training is to play by ear: trial by fire.
In terms of the technology I use the most, it's probably a tie between my Blackberry and my MacBook Pro laptop. That's how I communicate with the rest of the world and how I handle all the business I have to handle.
I'm trying to be me and embrace all the parts of me that have grown up, listened to more music and soaked up more influences.
Musicians are in-season all the time.
I think writers are prone to hyperbole sometimes.
In the 1970s, for all the Stevie Wonders, I'm sure there were five artists that were making forgettable music.
As a politician, you have to deal with someone wanting you to fail every day. I think I prefer being in a situation where generally people are rooting for me, and if they aren't rooting for me, they aren't out there to see my downfall. I respect the people who have the stomach for it.
We should care about what is going on in the world.
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