"I've watched my peers get better with age and hoped that would happen with me."
"Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter."Bonnie Raitt on Mark Twain
"Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young."Bonnie Raitt on Henry Ford
"Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been."Bonnie Raitt on Mark Twain
"True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country."Bonnie Raitt on Kurt Vonnegut
"A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age."Bonnie Raitt on Robert Frost
"I never saw music in terms of men and women or black and white. There was just cool and uncool."
"Playing guitar was one of my childhood hobbies, and I had played a little at school and at camp. My parents would drag me out to perform for my family, like all parents do, but it was a hobby - nothing more."
"Religion is for people who are scared to go to hell. Spirituality is for people who have already been there."
"I just play the music that I love with musicians that I respect, and fortunately, I'm in a position where people are willing to play with me, and perhaps I can do something to help them."
"It is still a surprise when people tell me that I've had an influence on them, particularly when it's someone I really respect."