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'If being an egomaniac means I believe in what I do and in my art or music, then in that respect you can call me that... I believe in what I do, and I'll say it.'


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'I'm not going to change the way I look or the way I feel to conform to anything. I've always been a freak. So I've been a freak all my life and I have to live with that, you know. I'm one of those people.'


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'I believe in everything until it's disproved. So I believe in fairies, the myths, dragons. It all exists, even if it's in your mind. Who's to say that dreams and nightmares aren't as real as the here and now?'


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'I believe in God, but not as one thing, not as an old man in the sky. I believe that what people call God is something in all of us. I believe that what Jesus and Mohammed and Buddha and all the rest said was right. It's just that the translations have go'


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'You're just left with yourself all the time, whatever you do anyway. You've got to get down to your own God in your own temple. It's all down to you, mate.'


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'God is a concept by which we measure our pain.'


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'Part of me suspects that I'm a loser, and the other part of me thinks I'm God Almighty.'


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'He didn't come out of my belly, but my God, I've made his bones, because I've attended to every meal, and how he sleeps, and the fact that he swims like a fish because I took him to the ocean. I'm so proud of all those things. But he is my biggest pride.'


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'And God help Bruce Springsteen when they decide he's no longer God... They'll turn on him, and I hope he survives it.'


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'As usual, there is a great woman behind every idiot.'


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'Surrealism had a great effect on me because then I realised that the imagery in my mind wasn't insanity. Surrealism to me is reality.'


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'Imagine all the people living life in peace. You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us, and the world will be as one.'


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'And God help Bruce Springsteen when they decide he's no longer God... They'll turn on him, and I hope he survives it.'


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'Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.'


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'Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans.'


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'Imagine all the people living life in peace. You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us, and the world will be as one.'


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'I'm not going to change the way I look or the way I feel to conform to anything. I've always been a freak. So I've been a freak all my life and I have to live with that, you know. I'm one of those people.'


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'I'm not claiming divinity. I've never claimed purity of soul. I've never claimed to have the answers to life. I only put out songs and answer questions as honestly as I can... But I still believe in peace, love and understanding.'


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'Love is the flower you've got to let grow.'


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'Everything is clearer when you're in love.'


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'We've got this gift of love, but love is like a precious plant. You can't just accept it and leave it in the cupboard or just think it's going to get on by itself. You've got to keep watering it. You've got to really look after it and nurture it.'


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'If someone thinks that love and peace is a cliche that must have been left behind in the Sixties, that's his problem. Love and peace are eternal.'


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'I'm not claiming divinity. I've never claimed purity of soul. I've never claimed to have the answers to life. I only put out songs and answer questions as honestly as I can... But I still believe in peace, love and understanding.'


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'All you need is love.'


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'Love is the answer, and you know that for sure Love is a flower, you've got to let it grow.'


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'Guilt for being rich, and guilt thinking that perhaps love and peace isn't enough and you have to go and get shot or something.'


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'Music is everybody's possession. It's only publishers who think that people own it.'


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'If being an egomaniac means I believe in what I do and in my art or music, then in that respect you can call me that... I believe in what I do, and I'll say it.'


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'Imagine all the people living life in peace. You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us, and the world will be as one.'


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'If someone thinks that love and peace is a cliche that must have been left behind in the Sixties, that's his problem. Love and peace are eternal.'


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'If everyone demanded peace instead of another television set, then there'd be peace.'


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'I'm not claiming divinity. I've never claimed purity of soul. I've never claimed to have the answers to life. I only put out songs and answer questions as honestly as I can... But I still believe in peace, love and understanding.'


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'All we are saying is give peace a chance.'


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'You either get tired fighting for peace, or you die.'


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'Guilt for being rich, and guilt thinking that perhaps love and peace isn't enough and you have to go and get shot or something.'


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'If being an egomaniac means I believe in what I do and in my art or music, then in that respect you can call me that... I believe in what I do, and I'll say it.'


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'Our society is run by insane people for insane objectives. I think we're being run by maniacs for maniacal ends and I think I'm liable to be put away as insane for expressing that. That's what's insane about it.'


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'My role in society, or any artist's or poet's role, is to try and express what we all feel. Not to tell people how to feel. Not as a preacher, not as a leader, but as a reflection of us all.'


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'The basic thing nobody asks is why do people take drugs of any sort? Why do we have these accessories to normal living to live? I mean, is there something wrong with society that's making us so pressurized, that we cannot live without guarding ourselves a'


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'Time you enjoy wasting, was not wasted.'


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'You're just left with yourself all the time, whatever you do anyway. You've got to get down to your own God in your own temple. It's all down to you, mate.'


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'As usual, there is a great woman behind every idiot.'

 

 

 

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