"The basic thing nobody asks is why do people take drugs of any sort? Why do we have these accessories to normal living to live? I mean is there something wrong with society thats making us so pressurized that we cannot live without guarding ourselves against it?"
"Im not going to change the way I look or the way I feel to conform to anything. Ive always been a freak. So Ive been a freak all my life and I have to live with that you know. Im one of those people."
"Our society is run by insane people for insane objectives. I think were being run by maniacs for maniacal ends and I think Im liable to be put away as insane for expressing that. Thats whats insane about it."
"Im not claiming divinity. Ive never claimed purity of soul. Ive never claimed to have the answers to life. I only put out songs and answer questions as honestly as I can... But I still believe in peace love and understanding."
"Weve got this gift of love but love is like a precious plant. You cant just accept it and leave it in the cupboard or just think its going to get on by itself. Youve got to keep watering it. Youve got to really look after it and nurture it."
"I believe in God but not as one thing not as an old man in the sky. I believe that what people call God is something in all of us. I believe that what Jesus and Mohammed and Buddha and all the rest said was right. Its just that the translations have gone wrong."
"I believe in everything until its disproved. So I believe in fairies the myths dragons. It all exists even if its in your mind. Whos to say that dreams and nightmares arent as real as the here and now?"
"He didnt come out of my belly but my God Ive made his bones because Ive attended to every meal and how he sleeps and the fact that he swims like a fish because I took him to the ocean. Im so proud of all those things. But he is my biggest pride."