..(T)here are two opposite reasons for being a democrat. You may think all men so good that they deserve a share in the government of the commonwealth, and so wise that the commonwealth needs their advice. That is, in my opinion, the false, romantic doctrine of democracy. On the other hand, you may
Let there be wicked kings and beheadings, battles and dungeons, giants and dragons, and let the villans be soundly killed at the end of the book. I think it is possible that by confining your child to the blameless stories of life in which nothing at all alarming ever happens, you would fail to bani
who can duly adore that Love which will open the high gates to a prodigal who is brought in kicking, struggling, resentful, and darting his eyes in every direction for a chance of escape? The words compelle intrare, compel them to come in, have been so abused by wicked men that we shudder at them; b
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.
When we got married, we knew our honeymoon was going to be public, anyway, so we decided to use it to make a statement. We sat in bed and talked to reporters for seven days. It was hilarious. In effect, we were doing a commercial for peace on the front page of the papers instead of a commercial for
What does it mean when a person is such a pacifist that they get shot? I can never understand that.
Love is a promise; love is a souvenir...
One thing you can't hide - is when you're crippled inside.
Everything I've ever done is out. I don't have boxes of unreleased stuff. There's nothing in the files. I can never keep anything unless I don't like the sound of it or it didn't work. If I can sing it to an engineer, I can sing it to anyone...
One thing I can tell you is you have to be free. Come together, right now, over me.
I'm always proud and pleased when people do my songs. It gives me pleasure that they even attempt them, because a lot of my songs aren't that doable.
There's nothing you can do that can't be done.....
I'm a freakin' artist, man, not a (expletive) race horse.
My original idea for the cover was better - decapitate Paul - but he wouldn't go along with it.
I'm cynical about society, politics, newspapers, government. But I'm not cynical about life, love, goodness, death. That's why I really don't want to be labeled a cynic.
As usual, there is a great woman behind every idiot.
If you want to get peace, you can get it as soon as you like if we all pull together. ... Think peace, live peace, and breathe peace and you'll get it as soon as you like.
In my case I've never not been political, though religion tended to overshadow it in my acid days.
Control yourself. You'll spurt.
Well, I don't want to be king, I want to be real.
I've never voted. I've never voted yet although I could have voted for the last ten years.
Everything is true and not true about everything. Thatâ€™s one thing Iâ€™ve learned.
Before Cliff (Richard) and The Shadows, there had been nothing worth listening to in British music.