"Let us take some event in the life of humanity. For instance, war. There is a war going on at the present moment. What does it signify? It signifies that several millions of sleeping people are trying to destroy several millions of other sleeping people. They would not do this, of course, if they were to wake up. Everything that takes place is owing to this sleep."
"It's a folk singer's job to comfort disturbed people and to disturb comfortable people."
"The best way to get to know any bunch of people is to go and listen to their music."
"Anyone who used more than three chords is just showing off."
"Love is the only medicine I believe in."
"You can't write a good song about a whorehouse unless you've been in one."
"I worked in your orchards of peaches and prunes. I slept on the ground in the light of the moon. On the edge of the city you'll see us and then, we come with the dust and we go with the wind."
"I decided to take a stab at acting. I entered the American Academy of Dramatic Art, where one teacher told me I'd never make it - I was too tall."
"When I was a teenager, I wanted to be a portrait painter. As I got to be older, I realized that as a portrait painter I wouldn't be able to support a goldfish."
"If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion."
"The best relationships are those where your love for each other exceeds your need for each other."
"Sometimes not getting what you want is a wonderful stroke of luck."