"I think that a song, when it works, never mind a piece of long form music, even a song is something that speaks to itself but has a language all of its own, ideally."
"One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain."Steve Hackett on Bob Marley
"If music be the food of love, play on."Steve Hackett on William Shakespeare
"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."Steve Hackett on Plato
"Without music, life would be a mistake."Steve Hackett on Friedrich Nietzsche
"I was born with music inside me. Music was one of my parts. Like my ribs, my kidneys, my liver, my heart. Like my blood. It was a force already within me when I arrived on the scene. It was a necessity for me-like food or water."Steve Hackett on Ray Charles
"It's funny, when people talk about the 70s I can tell you the year of every album but when it comes to the later efforts I can't remember the exact years, it's funny isn't it?"
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