"Don't Worry, Be Happy."
"I have come not to teach, but to awaken."
"No amount of prayer or meditation can do what helping others can do."
"Light can penetrate any amount of darkness but no amount of darkness can penetrate light."
"Better to lose count while naming your blessings than to lose your blessings to counting your troubles."
"Imagination is the highest kite one can fly."
"I put my career in second place throughout both my marriages and it suffered. I don't regret it. You make choices. If you want a good marriage, you must pay attention to that. If you want to be independent, go ahead. You can't have it all."
"The aim and final end of all music should be none other than the glory of God and the refreshment of the soul."
"I play the notes as they are written, but it is God who makes the music."
"What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly."
"One of the great cosmic laws, I think, is that whatever we hold in our thought will come true in our experience. When we hold something, anything, in our thought, then somehow coincidence leads us in the direction that we've been wishing to lead ourselves."
"To fly as fast as thought, you must begin by knowing that you have already arrived."
"Never be ashamed to write a melody that people remember."
"A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds."
"Age appears to be best in four things; old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old authors to read."
"In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present."
"Truth is so hard to tell, it sometimes needs fiction to make it plausible."
"Action is the antidote to despair."
"The easiest kind of relationship for me is with ten thousand people. The hardest is with one."
"I went to jail for 11 days for disturbing the peace; I was trying to disturb the war."