"Blues are the songs of despair, but gospel songs are the songs of hope."
"I hope to bring people to God with my songs."
"I'm starting with the man in the mirror, I'm asking him to change his ways, and no message could have been any clearer: if you wanna make the world a better place, take a look at yourself, and then make a change!"
"If you enter this world knowing you are loved and you leave this world knowing the same, then everything that happens in between can be dealt with."
"Each object is imbued with invisible fibers of light that reach out into the universe and are connected and related to all things, and the song that the maker sang still hangs in the air."
"There are no bonds so strong as those which are formed by suffering together."
"My master had power and law on his side; I had a determined will. There is might in each."
"The war of my life had begun; and though one of God's most powerless creatures, I resolved never to be conquered."
"Let the young rain of tears come, let the calm hands of grief come. It's not all as evil as you think."
"Look - the moon thumbs through night's book. Finds a lake where nothing is printed. Draws a straight line. That's all it can. That's enough. Thick line. Straight toward you - Look."
"Lose your dreams and you might lose your mind."
"Anything worth doing is worth overdoing."
"Dandelions don't tell no lies."
"People have this obsession. They want you to be like you were in 1969. They want you to, because otherwise their youth goes with you. It's very selfish, but it's understandable."
"Try to be one of the people on whom nothing is lost."
"It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see."
"Three things in human life are important. The first is to be kind. The second is to be kind. And the third is to be kind."
"The right time is any time that one is still so lucky as to have."
"To kill a human being is, after all, the least injury you can do him."
"The first time I started choreographing was in the dark, in my living room, with the lights completely out, to some popular music on the radio. I put the radio on full blast and I started moving. I didn't know what it looked like. I didn't want to see it... I had to start in the dark."