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Nothing is black or white, nothing's 'us or them.' But then there are magical, beautiful things in the world. There's incredible acts of kindness and bravery, and in the most unlikely places, and it gives you hope.
I'll lean on you and you lean on me and we'll be okay.
I do still get shocked every once in a while when I catch my reflection when I'm walking past a glass building, but it's in my mind about getting older and finding out what I'm going to look like as it unfolds - or as it folds, depending on where the marks and scars land.
Take what you can from your dreams, make them as real as anything.
A friend is always good to have, but a lover's kiss is better than angels raining down on me.
The saddest part of the human race is we're obsessed with this idea of 'us and them,' which is really a no-win situation, whether it's racial, cultural, religious or political.
Good music is good music, and everything else can go to hell.
I don't think socialism, and I don't think warmness and respect are necessarily bad words.
I'm partly obsessed by aging gracefully.
I use God in my songs a lot but I don't have a relationship. I don't know what that means.
I want to figure out a way to not be stupid with money, then make a whole bunch of it, then I want to move to Outer Mongolia. I want to milk a yak. Maybe I'll just settle for a cow.
My songs are like a three-legged dog - you have to get to know them to have any love for them.
A guy and a girl can be just friends, but at one point or another, they will fall for each other... maybe temporarily, maybe at the wrong time, maybe too late, or maybe forever.
I think I am a very kind person. I think I'm joyful, but I could be kinder and I could be more joyful. I do believe peace is a state of grace, and not the absence of violence.
Tomorrow is no place to place your better days.
So often we talk about saving the planet, but what we really mean is to save the planet the way it is, so we can live here. So that is can sustain us. Because the planet doesn't need to be saved. It doesn't care if all the squirrels, elephants, and trees die and there's just a couple of amoebas floating around at the poles.
I think we should all talk to our enemies and talk to our friends. Talk! That's the only way we'll find solutions.
The reason I play music is to touch people - for selfish reasons, as well. It feels good to make someone else feel something, whether it's a kiss, a painting, good idea or it's a song.
I'm a fairly tormented artist, and I'm less willing to indulge myself in self-pity, outside of songwriting.
We give the podium to a lot of people who shouldn't have the podium. The message that's delivered the loudest and in the most entertaining way is the one that we're going to put on because that's what we want. We want ratings more than we want to deliver information. That's just where the culture's gotten.
I found there's a fairly blatant racism in America that's already there, and I don't think I noticed it when I lived here as a kid. But when I went back to South Africa, and then it's sort of thrust in your face, and then came back here - I just see it everywhere.
We look to our leaders once we elect them to either lead us in the right direction or at least not crush us.
Being able to scream at the top of my lungs in front of people is very therapeutic. It is a great gift for me to be able to do that.
I can't believe that we would lie in our graves wondering if we had spent our living days well. I can't believe that we would lie in our graves dreaming of things that we might have been.
There's a freedom to being young that is harder to come by as time goes on.
I hope that just what I sing about and how I relate to my audience is as much of a political statement as I need to make.
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