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It was in San Diego and I was onstage and couldn't remember how to play the guitar properly. I was in terrible pain and my nervous system was just going wild, like somebody had just run a car over me.
Sometimes it's the smallest decisions that can change your life forever.
It is the paradox of life that the way to miss pleasure is to seek it first. The very first condition of lasting happiness is that a life should be full of purpose, aiming at something outside self.
Prosperity is not without many fears and distaste; adversity not without many comforts and hopes.
Perhaps our own opposition to even the level of European integration we have now, let alone any more, is well known.
The main thing that gives me hope is the media. We have radio, TV, magazines, and books, so we have the possibility of learning from societies that are remote from us, like Somalia. We turn on the TV and see what blew up in Iraq or we see conditions in Afghanistan.
Life loves to be taken by the lapel and told: 'I'm with you kid. Let's go.'
The institution of chivalry forms one of the most remarkable features in the history of the Middle Ages.
But boundless risk must pay for boundless gain.
I love such mirth as does not make friends ashamed to look upon one another next morning.