Like Yoga, the spiritual life is actually very difficult.
There's no religion but sex and music.
It takes a man to suffer ignorance and smile.
I was famous overnight. I went from nowhere to being really big.
Success always necessitates a degree of ruthlessness. Given the choice of friendship or success, I'd probably choose success.
That sense of failure, I don't know where people put it who don't write songs and aren't able to emote physically. It must go somewhere.
The acceptance of death gives you more of a stake in life, in living life happily, as it should be lived. Living for the moment.
The deeper you get into Yoga you realize it is a spiritual practice. It's a journey I'm making. I'm heading that way.
The logical process will often be the safe one. I tend, when I'm given that choice, to go the way that's not safe.
The more irrational of us are worried about the millennium ending - as if a date would really matter.
Love is stronger than justice.
Melancholy is no bad thing.
My friends are Peter Gabriel, Bruce Springsteen, and we're singing about mortality, getting older. It's an interesting time.
One of the rewards of success is freedom, the ability to do whatever you like.
Peter Townshend shows us it's all right to grow up. There is dignity after rock'n'roll.
I was recruited to teach 9-year-olds. I taught for two years.
I write the music, produce it and the band plays within the parameters that I set.
I'm not much of a family man. I'm just not that into it. I love kids, I adore them, but I don't want to live my life for them.
I'm not speaking as someone who has reached satori or anything else. I'm a student.
I'm very much afraid of being mad - that's my one fear.
I've never lost perspective on who I am. Well, maybe briefly, but generally I'm pretty balanced.
I've only paid lip service to a spiritual life.
I've spent a bit of time with the Prince of Wales, who I respect greatly. I'd give two cheers for the Monarchy.
If you make your living writing, and you can't write anything, it's over. It's very frightening.
It has very little to do with my work, but if your image is not sexy enough, people won't listen. It's part of the game.