Who I am as a guitarist is defined by my failure to become Jimi Hendrix.
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There are people in the world who have the power to change our values.
You get to a certain age where you prepare yourself for happiness. Sometimes you never remember to actually get happy.
Maybe someday you can accuse somebody of being a poseur by selling out and playing blues music, but that's just not going to happen in my lifetime.
I scientifically engineer my music to be as accessible as possible.
What I've learned in my life, it's a very interesting social study for me, to go back and forth between being the guy at home and being the guy on the road and being the guy in studio and being the guy in the interview. The environment around you has so much to do with your character, and when I'm home, my character really changes quite a bit.
I'm willing to make compromises based on someone I think is the one, but I think it's psychologically important to people when they're famous to be the only famous person they know.
My fear is that I go up to the girl of my dreams and say 'I'm sorry, but I've got to say hello to you,' and she slides the stool back and gets up and walks away, saying, 'Not for me, Bub. I don't want anything to do with you.'
I was very successful from a very early age, and I want to keep it.
I look away at car crashes, and I know people who look away at car crashes, because it makes us uncomfortable to watch other people in pain.
There's a constantly applicable nature to soul music, whereas sometimes pop music can be a periodical.
If voting changed anything, they'd make it illegal.
I get mad. I get sad. I have all those emotions. But I just like to keep them to myself. I don't think my fans need to be bothered with if I'm mad or sad about something. I should just be concerned that they are keeping up with my music or I'm making them happy with my show.
I'm not a power person. I like everyone to be on an equal footing.
Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live.
Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.
A wise man is superior to any insults which can be put upon him, and the best reply to unseemly behavior is patience and moderation.
Fear cannot be without hope nor hope without fear.
For most of my life I let women do the driving and was happy to let them.
But friendship is precious, not only in the shade, but in the sunshine of life, and thanks to a benevolent arrangement the greater part of life is sunshine.
Great men are not born, they are made, Your greatness lies in your ability to make a step further than you think you can.