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Every time you pick up your guitar to play, play as if it's the last time.
My driving philosophy about making music is that you can reduce it all down to one note if that note is played with the right kind of sincerity.
Risk is trying to control something you are powerless over.
Music survives everything, and like God, it is always present. It needs no help, and suffers no hindrance.
It's been up to me to inspire me.
One of the most beneficial things I've ever learned is how to keep my mouth shut.
All along this path I tread, my heart betrays my weary head, with nothing but my love to save, from the cradle to the grave.
Music became a healer for me. And I learned to listen with all my being. I found that it could wipe away all fear and confusion.
For me there is something primitively soothing about this music, and it went straight to my nervous system, making me feel ten feet tall.
There are people these days who can do things on the guitar which are beyond my reach. There's one guy who plays with Queen who can do things I would dream of doing. I sincerely mean that.
Would you know my name, if I saw you in Heaven?
Before you accuse me, take a look at yourself.
But the guitar, when you think about it, is the most versatile, really. I mean you can pick it up and take it with you wherever you go.
In my lowest moments, the only reason I didn't commit suicide was that I knew I wouldn't be able to drink any more if I was dead.
I mean, the sound of an amplified guitar in a room full of people was so hypnotic and addictive to me, that I could cross any kind of border to get on there.
I'm an egomaniac with an inferiority complex.
Give me a guitar and I'll play; give me a stage and I'll perform; give me an auditorium and I'll fill it.
Our love will rule in this kingdom we have made.
I don't know if I believe in luck. I think I'm very fortunate.
I am, and always will be, a blues guitarist.
Musically, he was like an old man in a boy's skin.
Although they can do it all the time, you know, they're far better than me, on a musically, on a theoretical music level. You know, they're out of my league.
You can't mastermind everything. You'll go crazy. Just show up and play.
When I'm wrong it's never meant for you, so don't confuse my love with what I do.
Music became a healer for me.
Plant your love and let it grow.
I feel wonderful because I see the love light in your eyes, and the wonder of it all is you just don't realize how much I love you.
Well, I think part of my gift, or if I have one, is that I love listening.
Music will always find its way to us, with or without business, politics, religion, or any other bullshit attached.
Having lovers and friends is all good and fine But I don't like yours and you don't like mine.
[Unplugged] was also the cheapest to produce and required the least amount of preparation and work. But if you want to know what it actually cost me, go to Ripley and visit the grave of my son.
If you hand me a guitar, I'll play the blues. That's the place I automatically go.
Given the choice between accomplishing something and just lying around, I'd rather lie around. No contest.
I like solitude. I like the anomalous life. I like a quiet life.
The point of being at home is to be with my family as much as possible.
the thing about pessimism is that in most cases it's nothing more than a front behind which a body can hide its most sweetful yet painful hopes. please forgive mine.
I've always wanted the sound of Muddy Waters' early records - only louder
Up until I became a father, it was all about self-obsession. But then I learned exactly what it's all about: the delight of being a servant.
For me, the most trustworthy vehicle for spirituality had always proven to be music.
I never met Johnny Rotten, and I didn't want to meet Johnny Rotten.
The blues are what I've turned to, what has given me inspiration and relief in all the trials of my life.
'My Father's Eyes' is very personal. I realized that the closest I ever came to looking in my father's eyes was when I looked into my son's eyes.
They found our hero in the gutter with a diamond ring and a gun.
There's a desire in me to express something - to match what I hear in my head.
I mean, it didn't matter to me that there were people, it didn't matter that I was shy Just the sound was so captivating that it helped me to get rid of those inhibitions.
Like a fool, I fell in love with you, Turned my whole world upside down
I'd love to knock an audience cold with one note, but what do you do for the rest of the evening?
Lately I've been running on faith.
In playing, I suppose my greatest gift was to express the way I felt or the willingness to express myself.
An obsession is where something will not leave your mind.