"Well, I started conducting kind of by accident. I wanted to give myself a special birthday present for my fortieth birthday, and I was living in San Francisco at the time and I started attending some of the concerts and then simply dropping hints."
"God gave us the gift of life it is up to us to give ourselves the gift of living well."Bobby McFerrin on Voltaire
"The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate."Bobby McFerrin on Oprah Winfrey
"My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me."Bobby McFerrin on Jim Valvano
"I think, at a child's birth, if a mother could ask a fairy godmother to endow it with the most useful gift, that gift should be curiosity."Bobby McFerrin on Eleanor Roosevelt
"The greatest gift that you can give to others is the gift of unconditional love and acceptance."Bobby McFerrin on Brian Tracy
"I grew up in a time when being a musician and learning to be a musician was actually very wonderful."
"If I can bring joy into the world, if I can get people to stop thinking about their pain for a moment, or the fact the tomorrow morning they're going to get up and tell their boss off... then I'll be successful."
"I want to write a book of poetry, as well as children's stories."