Enlightenment, don't know what it is. It's up to you, the way you think.

-Van Morrison
Van Morrison

Laying underneath the stars Can be so much fun Especially when you're feeling good When you're with the one you love.

Van Morrison
Oh won't you stay Stay a while with your own ones Don't ever stray Stray so far from your own ones 'Cause the world is so cold Don't care nothing for your soul That you share with your own ones.
Van Morrison

You have to remember that writing those sorta songs is not reality, it's more like trance, dream, y'know, like dreamwork. The mythical thing can enter the creating but there's the mythical place and the real place. And there's both...I get it between waking and sleeping. Or, when I'm doing something else. I don't sit down and think I'm gonna write about subject X or subject Y. I could be doing something and an impression comes in from outside and the song emerges out of that. It's never thought about or contrived.

Van Morrison
I just need somewhere to dump all my negativity. Van Morriso
Van Morrison

When all the dark clouds roll away And the sun begins to shine I see my freedom from across the way And it comes right in on time Well it shines so bright and it gives so much light And it comes from the sky above Makes me feel so free makes me feel like me And lights my life with love.

Van Morrison
I am about the arrangements and the layers of depth in the music. Van Morriso
Van Morrison

In order to win you must be prepared to lose sometime. And leave one or two cards showing.

Van Morrison
Into the Music was about the first album where I felt, 'I'm starting here'...the Wavelength thing, I didn't really feel that was me.
Van Morrison

There's always stress involved in any genre or art form, there's always going to be a struggle. If there's no struggle, you wouldn't do anything. What are you going do? Retire?

Van Morrison
When I started studying tenor saxophone as a kid in Belfast, I did so with a guy named George Cassidy, who was also a big inspiration.