"God has abandoned you. Fear does not serve you. Your heart has betrayed you. Only the music can guide you."
"Good music always defeats bad luck"
"I love science, and it pains me to think that so many are terrified of the subject or feel that choosing science means you cannot also choose compassion, or the arts, or be awed by nature. Science is not meant to cure us of mystery, but to reinvent and reinvigorate it."
"Country music has always been the best shrink that 15 bucks can buy."
"There's a hard life for every silver spoon.There's a touch of gray for every shade of blue.That's the way I see life.If there was nothing wrong...Then there'd be nothing right."
"If we can feel that it is not our voice, not our fingers, but some reality deep inside our heart which is expressing itself, then we will know that it is the soul’s music."
"When words fail music speaks."
"I should've known the tides were getting higher.We can still survive.They think we're drowning but our heads are still above the waves,Above the waves."
"The pause is as important as the note."
"When you can write music that endures, bravo. Until then, keep quiet and study the work of those who can."