It's a sad man my friend who's livin' in his own skin and can't stand the company.
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I was always concerned with writing to my age at a particular moment. That was the way I would keep faith with the audience that supported me as I went along.
For me, I was somebody who was a smart young guy who didn't do very well in school. The basic system of education, I didn't fit in my intelligence was elsewhere.
The audiences are there as a result of my history with the band but also as a result of my being able to reach people with a tune.
Certainly tolerance and acceptance were at the forefront of my music.
And whether you're drawn to gospel music or church music or honky-tonk music, it informs your character and it informs your talent.
Your success story is a bigger story than whatever you're trying to say on stage. Success makes life easier. It doesn't make living easier.
Adult life is dealing with an enormous amount of questions that don't have answers. So I let the mystery settle into my music. I don't deny anything, I don't advocate anything, I just live with it.
Plus, you know, when I was young, there was a lot of respect for clowning in rock music - look at Little Richard. It was a part of the whole thing, and I always also believed that it released the audience.
My image had always been very heterosexual, very straight. So it was a nice experience for me, a chance to clarify my own feelings about gay and lesbian civil rights.
I always wanted my music to influence the life you were living emotionally - with your family, your lover, your wife, and, at a certain point, with your children.
The seat of knowledge is in the head of wisdom, in the heart. We are sure to judge wrong, if we do not feel right.
Yield not to evils, but attack all the more boldly.
Suffering by nature or chance never seems so painful as suffering inflicted on us by the arbitrary will of another.
There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.
Ages of experience have taught humanity that the commitment of a husband and wife to love and to serve one another promotes the welfare of children and the stability of society.
There is only one kind of love, but there are a thousand imitations.
One of the big changes in politics has been because families, individuals, have felt worried, insecure... worried about the economy, worried about their jobs, worried about their kids' futures... actually the disconnect between the public and media discourse and people's everyday concerns has become bigger not smaller.
Electricity is really just organized lightning.
Sometimes overturning brutal regimes takes time and costs lives. I wish it weren't so. I really, really do.
If a person is homosexual by nature - that is, if one's sexuality is as intrinsic a part of one's identity as gender or skin color - then society can no more deny a gay person access to the secular rights and religious sacraments because of his homosexuality than it can reinstate Jim Crow.