Every heart sings a song, incomplete, until another heart whispers back. Those who wish to sing always find a song. At the touch of a lover, everyone becomes a poet.
Sing me a new song; the world is transfigured; all the Heavens are rejoicing.
Women stand for the objective world for a man, and they stand for the thing that you’re not. And that’s what you always reach for in a song.
We’re in a world where there’s famine and hunger and people are dodging bullets and having their nails pulled out in dungeons so it’s very hard for me to place any high value on the work that I do to write a song. Yeah, I work hard but compared to what?
Toil without song is like a weary journey without an end.
The fact that my songs take a long time to write is no guarantee of their excellence.
Songs seem to take me a long time. I don’t know why; they’re not especially excellent for taking so long.
My sense of proprietorship has been so weak that actually I didn’t pay attention and I lost the copyrights on a lot of the songs.
If I knew where the good songs came from I would go there more often.
I’m not claiming divinity. I’ve never claimed purity of soul. I’ve never claimed to have the answers to life. I only put out songs and answer questions as honestly as I can.
I never had huge amounts of money when I was young. I had huge amounts of fame, and I always had the sense of labor and recompense. I always said I don’t want to work for pay, but I want to get paid for my song.