"My dad loved black singers. So listening to New Orleans music, eventually I wanted to play an instrument."
"It is easier for a father to have children than for children to have a real father."Bill Kreutzmann on Pope John XXIII
"When one has not had a good father, one must create one."Bill Kreutzmann on Friedrich Nietzsche
"My father? I never knew him. Never even seen a picture of him."Bill Kreutzmann on Eminem
"I am not ashamed to say that no man I ever met was my father's equal, and I never loved any other man as much."Bill Kreutzmann on Hedy Lamarr
"Whoever does not have a good father should procure one."Bill Kreutzmann on Friedrich Nietzsche
"At first I missed it, but it was the amazing energy thing that happened during shows, when a lot of people were like Yay Yay Yeah! I missed that for a while. But I don't miss the regular and the business side of that whole thing."
"I always thought it would be really cool to be playing the drums in the show and then have your astral body or whatever travel all through the audience and dig whatever it's like out there."
"I saw a drummer play once when I was a kid and I thought, that's really cool. You know, you're moving. You're using your arms and fingers. So I tried it and I loved it."
"I made that decision back in 1985. I was out here getting certified in SCUBA with Garcia in Kona and I thought to myself, this is a place to wake up in in the morning."
"I'm really thankful and complimented when people come to me and say, thank you for the great times for all these years. But I don't think about it as being a leader."