I was a piano player before I was a poet.
It’s the little things citizens do. That’s what will make the difference. My little thing is planting trees.
Our accomplishments show what kind of people we are.
A journalist is a person who has mistaken their calling.
A kiss, when all is said, what is it? A rosy dot placed on the ‘I’ in loving; Tis a secret told to the mouth instead of to the ear.
Well, I grew up on the blues, man!
I don’t really know why I care so much. I just have something inside me that tells me that there is a problem, and I have got to do something about it. I think that is what I would call the God in me.
Schedule? I have no schedule. There is no hurry. I work when I want to.
I thought that some of my best records was when there wasn’t a lot of work being done on it, like ‘Winter in America’ and ‘Secrets’ and when there weren’t a whole lot of people in the studios.
I learnt early on that your audience take the songs in the way they want to rather than the way you might want them too.