I became interested in folk music because I had to make it somehow.

People today are still living off the table scraps of the sixties. They are still being passed around – the music and the ideas.

A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself.

Music, when combined with a pleasurable idea, is poetry; music without the idea is simply music; the idea without the music is prose from its very definitiveness.

Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything.

“I only write music for myself, I don't try and appeal to anyone else.”

I only write music for myself, I don't try and appeal to anyone else.

I can look at a fine art photograph and sometimes I can hear music.

“We rarely hear the inward music, but we’re all dancing to it nevertheless.”

Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.

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

When I die, I want people to play my music, go wild and freak out and do anything they want to do.

When I die, I want people to play my music, go wild and freak out and do anything they want to do.

Music doesn't lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.