Like Yoga, the spiritual life is actually very difficult.
I was famous overnight. I went from nowhere to being really big.
There's no religion but sex and music.
It takes a man to suffer ignorance and smile.
It's never easy to write a song. It's the most difficult thing I do.
When the world is running down, you make the best of what's still around.
Yoga introduced me to a style of meditation. The only meditation I would have done before would be in the writing of songs.
Yoga is almost like music in a way; there's no end to it.
I once asked my history teacher how we were expected to learn anything useful from his subject, when it seemed to me to be nothing but a monotonous and sordid succession of robber baron scumbags devoid of any admirable human qualities.I failed history.
I think I mentioned to Bob [Geldof] I could make love for eight hours. What I didn't say was that this included four hours of begging and then dinner and a movie.
It is my destiny to be the King of Pain.
I'm bored with music between 1955 and 1980. I'm completely bored. I can't listen to a rock and roll record. I can't do it. I would rather listen to hogs screwing.
I would gaze at your face the whole night though. I'd go out of my mind but for you.
There's a hole in my life.
I think I've always had a sort of fantasy or dream that I would like to make a living playing music. It seemed to be the most noble thing I could imagine. I had no idea how it was done but I always had this belief that music, no matter who you were playing to, was always going to be nourishing to me.
Songwriting is a kind of therapy for both the writer and the listener if you choose to use it that way . When you see that stuff help other people thats great and wonderful confirmation that youre doing the right thing.
Chris looks like something from the Renaissance, sort of like a Botticelli.
Message in a Bottle.
Every Breath You Take.
TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD.
The concept of going on a world tour with only one promoter was a new one for me, but one that was extremely economically advantageous.
That's what Guy has done, he's very groundbreaking in what he does, he's a very quick creative mind.
Moon Over Bourbon Street.
[At times, the album has a vaguely familiar feel, because it seems as if Peter Gabriel and Sting walked down this path in the late '80s -- Gabriel with] So, ... Nothing Like The Sun.